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Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism

Daniel Kupfert Heller


By the late 1930s, as many as fifty thousand Polish Jews belonged to Betar, a youth movement known for its support of Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founder of right-wing Zionism. Poland was not only home to Jabotinsky's largest following. The country also served as an inspiration and incubator for the development of right-wing Zionist ideas. This book draws on a wealth of rare archival material to uncover how the young people in Betar were instrumental in shaping right-wing Zionist attitudes about the roles that authoritarianism and military force could play in the quest to build and maintain a Jew ... More

Keywords: Polish Jews, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Zionism, Poland, Betar, Holocaust, Jewish youth, Israel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691174754
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691174754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Kupfert Heller, author
McGill University