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  1. Jewish Revolutionaries Revolutionary traditions amongst Europe and America’s Jews, from 1850 Who the Jewish revolutionaries were, why they fought, and what they fought for A talk by Daniel Randall, 24 November 2013

  2. “From the days of […] Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxemburg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing […]“There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution, by these international and for the most part atheistical Jews, it is certainly a very great one; it probably outweighs all others. “With the notable exception of Lenin, the majority of the leading figures are Jews. Moreover, the principal inspiration and driving power comes from the Jewish leaders.”

  3. Karl Marx (1818-1883)

  4. Eleanor Marx (1855-1898)

  5. Rudolf Rocker (1873-1958)

  6. Milly Witkop (1877-1955)

  7. The London Jewish labour movement

  8. New York’s Yiddish socialists David Dubinsky (1892-1982) Rose Schneiderman (1882-1972) Abraham Cahan (1860-1951)

  9. Jewish anarchists Emma Goldman (1869-1940) Alexander Berkman (1870-1936)

  10. Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919)

  11. Lev Davidovich Bronstein (Leon Trotsky, 1879-1940)

  12. Ber Borochov (1881-1917)

  13. The Bund Image from a conference celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Bund’s founding

  14. Vladimir Medem (1879-1923)

  15. Khaye-Malka Lifshits (Esther Frumkin, 1880-1943)

  16. Jewish “third campists” Max Shachtman (1904-1972) Harold Dubinsky (Hal Draper, 1914-1990) Phyllis Jacobson (1922-2010)

  17. Some further reading… Marxist theory on “the Jewish question” • Karl Marx – “On The Jewish Question” (1843) http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1844/jewish-question • Abram Leon – “The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation” (1942) http://www.marxists.org/subject/jewish/leon • Ernest Mandel (Germain) – “Draft Theses on the Jewish Question Today” (1948) https://www.marxists.org/archive/mandel/1947/01/jewish.htm • Hal Draper – “Marx and the Economic-Jew Stereotype” (1977) https://www.marxists.org/archive/draper/1977/kmtr1/app1.htm • Isaac Deutscher – “The Message of the Non-Jewish Jew” (1968) http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/amersocialist/deutscher01.htm

  18. Some further reading… Anarchism, Bundism, and left-Zionism • Rudolf Rocker – The London Years (1956, Five Leaves edition 2004) • Emma Goldman – Living My Life (1931) Online in its entirety at http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/emma-goldman-living-my-life • Joe Jacobs – Bundist Counterculture in Interwar Poland (Syracuse University Press, 2009) • Jason Shulman – “The Life and Death of Socialist Zionism”, from New Politics Vol. 9, No. 3, Summer 2003 http://nova.wpunj.edu/newpolitics/issue35/schulman35.htm

  19. Some further reading… The Yiddish socialist milieus of New York and London • William Fishman – East End Jewish Radicals 1875-1914 (Five Leaves, 2004) • David Rosenberg – The Battle for the East End (Five Leaves, 2011) • Tony Michels – A Fire In Their Hearts (HUP, 2009) • Irving Howe – World Of Our Fathers (Harcourt, 1976)