The Russian Revolution and the Jews:
A presentation by Dave Shafer
One hundred years ago the Russian Revolution of 1917 changed history in a major way. Putin is not celebrating this 100th anniversary, since he prefers the very autocratic Czarist style of ruling. We at CHJ will take a look at this complicated (who knew??) historic event from an exceedingly narrow perspective – who of the key players was Jewish and how were Russian Jews affected just before, during and shortly after these few years of intense turmoil in Russia?
Dave Shafer will share the results of his research in a slideshow talk.
The many anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that surround the Russian Revolution, like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, make it hard to track down solid facts about just who was Jewish and who was not. Some of that will also be covered.
Coffee, snacking, and schmoozing starts at 9:30; Presentation starts at 9:45.