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By Matthew B. Hoffman,Henry F. Srebrnik

First entire exam of the increase and decline of the Jewish communist stream within the English-speaking world.While a couple of books and articles were written approximately Jewish Communist businesses and their supporters particularly international locations, an educational remedy of the final flow in keeping with se has but to be released. A Vanished Ideology examines the politics of the Jewish Communist move in Australia, Canada, nice Britain, South Africa, and the us. even though formally a part of the bigger international Communist circulation, it built its personal particular ideology, which was once infused as a lot by means of Jewish resources because it was once encouraged by way of the Bolshevik revolution. The Yiddish language teams, in particular, have been interconnected via foreign routine resembling the area Jewish Cultural Union. Jewish Communists have been in a position to speak, disseminate details, and debate matters equivalent to Jewish nationality and statehood independently of alternative Communists, and Jewish Communism remained an important strength in Jewish existence till the mid-1950s.

Matthew B. Hoffman is affiliate Professor of Judaic experiences and heritage at Franklin and Marshall collage and the writer of From insurgent to Rabbi: Reclaiming Jesus and the Making of contemporary Jewish Culture.

Henry F. Srebrnik is Professor of Political technological know-how on the collage of Prince Edward Island and the writer of Dreams of Nationhood: American Jewish Communists and the Soviet Birobidzhan venture, 1924–1951.

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