In tsarist Russia and interwar Poland, the Jewish Bund developed a socialist alternative to Zionism while fighting against antisemitic oppression. The neglected international history of their movement is a vital resource for our own time.
David Rosenberg is a member of the Jewish Socialists’ Group in Britain and the editorial committee of Jewish Socialist magazine. He is the author of Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Radical History.
Marek Edelman was a leader of the heroic Warsaw Ghetto uprising against Nazi genocide. After 1945, Edelman stayed on in Poland as a champion of democratic socialism who played a courageous role in the country’s dissident movement.