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Jewish Volunteers in the International Brigades: What Drove Them?

August 30, 2017
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Jewish Volunteers in the International Brigades: What Drove Them?

The tens of thousands of volunteers who joined the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War included a relatively high percentage of men and women of Jewish descent. But can we say that these volunteers were driven by a specifically Jewish motivation to fight fascism in Spain? Or did their presence simply reflect the...
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