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Lenin's Jewish Question$
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Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780300152104

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300152104.001.0001

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From Nowhere to Zhitomir

From Nowhere to Zhitomir

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(p.1) I From Nowhere to Zhitomir
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Lenin's Jewish Question
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Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300152104.003.0001

This chapter examines the life of Moshko Blank in Zhitomir, Ukraine. It explains that Moshko Blank, a native of Starokonstantinov, was the father of Alexander Dmitrievich Blank, whose daughter Mariia Alexandrovna Blank gave birth to Vladimir Ulianov, better known as Vladimir Lenin. It discusses how Blank arranged for the secular education of his children in Zhitomir and befriended court clerks who helped him put on paper his denunciations against his fellow Jews.

Keywords:   Moshko Blank, Zhitomir, Ukraine, Starokonstantinov, Alexander Dmitrievich Blank, Mariia Alexandrovna Blank, Vladimir Ulianov, Jews

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