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Antisemitism and the Left in the Russian Revolution

Public Event | Online

10th November, 2020

Antisemitism and the Left in the Russian Revolution

Dr Brendan McGeever, Birkbeck, University of London

When the Bolsheviks came to power in 1917, they announced the overthrow of a world scarred by exploitation and domination. Yet, in the very moment of revolution, antisemitic pogroms swept the former Pale of Settlement. Brendan McGeever examines the Bolshevik response to this unprecedented wave of antisemitism and the crucial role played by Jewish radicals…

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The founding principle of the Pears Institute is that the study of antisemitism is vital to understanding racialization, racism and religious intolerance.

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