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Komintern
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As a democratic-centralist organized “world party,” the Communist International (Komintern), founded in Moscow in 1919, was a historically unique undertaking. Nevertheless it was always subordinate to the imperatives of Soviet policies. The role played by Jewish Communists in the Komintern, though formative and prominent at first, was transitory on the whole. Among the motivations for their partici…

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Koenen, Gerd, “Komintern”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0415>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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