Lenin's Jewish Question

Author(s): 
Petrovsky-Shtern, Yohanan
ISBN: 
9780300152104
Date published: 
September 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£25.00

In this first examination of Lenin’s genealogical and political connections to East European Jews, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern reveals the broad cultural meanings of indisputable evidence that Lenin’s maternal grandfather was a Jew. He 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.