December 1: Dame Alicia Markova

One of the great classical ballerinas of the 20th century, Dame Alicia Markova (Lilian Alicia Marks) was born in London on this date in 1910. Her Orthodox paternal great-grandfather, Abraham Marks, with whom the family lived when Markova was very young, was a theatrical costume supplier whose storeroom helped spark the theatrical imaginations of Alicia […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Labor Bund

Nazism and Stalinism Delivered Blows; Ideology Did the Rest by Philip Mendes From the Autumn, 2013 issue of Jewish Currents The Jewish Labor Bund was one of the most important leftwing Jewish political organizations of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It played a key role in the formation of the Russian Social Democratic […]

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