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Lenin's Jewish Question By Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern,

  • Title: Lenin's Jewish Question
  • Author: Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
  • ISBN: 9780300152104
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this first examination of Lenin s genealogical and political connections to East European Jews, Yohanan Petrovsky Shtern reveals the broad cultural meanings of indisputable evidence that Lenin s maternal grandfather was a Jew He examines why and how Lenin s Jewish relatives converted to Christianity, explains how Lenin s vision of Russian Marxism shaped his identity, aIn this first examination of Lenin s genealogical and political connections to East European Jews, Yohanan Petrovsky Shtern reveals the broad cultural meanings of indisputable evidence that Lenin s maternal grandfather was a Jew He examines why and how Lenin s Jewish relatives converted to Christianity, explains how Lenin s vision of Russian Marxism shaped his identity, and explores Lenin s treatment of party colleagues of Jewish origin and the Jewish Question in Europe Petrovsky Shtern also uncovers the continuous efforts of the Soviet communists to suppress Lenin s Jewishness and the no less persistent attempts of Russian extremists to portray Lenin as a Jew In this fascinating book, Petrovsky Shtern expands our understanding not only of Lenin, but also of Russian and Soviet handling of the Jewish Question.
    Lenin s Jewish Question In this first examination of Lenin s genealogical and political connections to East European Jews Yohanan Petrovsky Shtern reveals the broad cultural meanings of indisputable evidence that Lenin s ma

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    1. This book is not really about whether or not Lenin was Jewish It is an established fact that his great grandfather and father were ethnic shtetl Jews from the Pale, who converted to Christianity Lenin did not care about a person s ethnicity or nationality, as his focus was on revolution and class, and whether individuals were for or against his policies It was only after his death, when people started researching his background for biographies, that his great grandparents and their origins were [...]

    2. Students always ask me they heard a rumor if Hitler was Jewish, but Lenin Apparently Lenin s great grandfather was a conniving Russophile, self hating Shtetl dweller right out of an I.B.Singer story who filed enough lawsuits to leave a papertrail in the Russian archives Lenin s grandfather converted to Russian Orthodoxy, and the memory of a Jewish lineage was forgotten Lenin s maternal family background was suppressed by decades of Soviet officials already coping with the large numbers of Jewish [...]

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