Minnie Lansbury: Poplar Rebel – 7.30pm, Thursday 20th November

Minnie Lansbury: Poplar Rebel – 7.30pm, Thursday 20th November

2 November 2014: Jewish Socialists' Group meeting At The Wesley (MIC), 81-103 Euston Street Street, London NW1 2EZ (nearest tubes Euston and Euston Square)


Free Gaza! Benefit Show Success!

13 August 2014: Edinburgh comedy raises thousands of pounds for Gaza


National Demonstration for Gaza – Jewish Bloc

6 August 2014: Saturday 9th August 2014, 11:30 The meeting point for the Jewish Bloc on Saturday's demonstration in London is: Outside Caffe Nero 273 Regent Street, W1R 7PB (at the junction with Great Castle Street). Please assemble there between 11.30 and 12 noon after which we will join the march as a bloc.


Aussie Jewish site asks do you know what JNF does with your money?

19 November 2014: Australian Jewish Democratic Society questions Jewish National Fund's "green" credentials and says the "charity" is engaged in ethnic cleansing.


BOOK REVIEW The Man Who Might Have Been

7 October 2014: BLACKSHIRT Sir Oswald Mosley and British Fascism, by Stephen Dorril Reviewed by Charlie Pottins


Remembering Majer Bogdanski

23 September 2014: VETERAN Bundist and Jewish Socialists' Group member Majer Bogdanski died in September 2005 at the age of 93. Born in the Polish industrial city of Lodz, Majer became aware of workers' struggles and Jewish resistance to oppression at an early age, joining the youth movement of the Bund. During the Second World War he survived the Soviet gulag and fought in Italy, while his fiance and family back in Poland perished in the Holocaust. After the war, settling in London's East End, earning his living as a tailor, and joining the Labour Party, and later the JSG. He also became a stalwart of Yiddish music and culture, which the Nazis and Stalin had done so much to destroy. At a memorial meeting for Majer in November 2005 there were tributes from at home and abroad. From New York University, Dr Gail Malmgreen wrote: 'Majer was a delightful person and an inspiration to many. He kept the dream of a better and more beautiful world alive in the worst of times.' . We are posting some of the tributes to Majer Bogdanski from that meeting, which were previously published in Jewish Socialist magazine.


Purged from History

20 September 2014: In December 1941, when the German armies were just a short distance from Moscow,. Henryk Erlich and Victor Alter, two leaders of the Jewish Socialist Bund in Poland, were shot in Soviet Russia. On the 50th anniversary of their deaths, JSG member Majer Bogdanski, himself a veteran of the Bund, wrote about their lives.

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