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Lenin's Jewish Question

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern


In this examination of Lenin's genealogical and political connections to East European Jews, the book reveals the broad cultural meanings of indisputable evidence that Lenin's maternal grandfather was a Jew. It 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. The book also uncovers the continuous efforts of the Soviet communists to suppress Lenin's Jewishness and the no less persistent attempts of Russ ... More

Keywords: Lenin, East European Jews, Christianity, Russian Marxism, Jewish Question, Soviet Union, Communism, Russia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780300152104
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300152104.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, author