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YIVO Institute for Jewish Research » Max Weinreich Center » Classes, Lectures and Seminars » Jews and the Russian Revolution

April 28-June 16, 2014
Jews and the Russian Revolution

Taught by Professor Steven Zipperstein, YIVO's Jacob Kronhill Visiting Scholar; Stanford University
Monday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm, April 28-June 16, 2014 (6 sessions)

Cost: YIVO Alumni $100 · Members $225 · New Members $279 (price includes Membership) · Non-Members $300

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For more information contact Jennifer Young at or 917.606.8290.


By 1918, Russia's military was in the hands of Leon Trotsky, its peace negotiations were headed by Adolf Abramovich Joffe (a Karaite), and its Marxist opposition to Lenin was led by Iulii Martov, born Zederbaum. It was in the midst of this political/cultural cauldron that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion gained traction. This course will examine this riveting and confounding moment with the use of primary sources including press, material culture, and literature drawn from the unmatched resources of YIVO's collections.
Venue: YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History  |  15 West 16th Street - NYC   view map

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