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Birobidzhan 1934-1940, A Soviet Jewish homeland. Nearly every archive that arrives at the IISH contains a small surprise. Among the papers of the British communist Alec Waterman (1909-1966) there... [Collection highlight]
In the course of 2001, two private libraries were added to the Russian collections at the Institute. The original owners were Boris M. Sapir (who worked at the IISH for many years) and David M.... [Collection highlight]
During the Interbellum, the ORT established vocational schools in Poland and the Baltic States and in a few cities of the Soviet-Union. Three photo's from: O.R.T. : Gezelshaft tsu farshpreyten... [Collection item]
A protest against the repression of the revolt of the Russian sailors by the Bolshevik authorities in Leningrad in 1921.  From the brochure: 'Kronstad the Paris Commune'. [Collection item]
One of the many examples of 'classic' anarchist texts translated into Yiddish.  [Collection item]
The Russian Social Revolutionary Party in exile in Londen also tried to gain members among the Jewish workers of the immigrant Eastside. To this end the party published their own Yiddish pamphlets... [Collection item]
Report of the Imperial Court of Russia. The story of the attempt on Tsar Aleander II life in 1882. [Collection item]
A group of political exiles, amongst them nine Bundists, in exile in Yakutsk, Siberia. [Collection item]
 First page of the brochure and list of publictions. At the end of most pamphlets the Bund and the Jewish anarchists published a list of previous publications and of those which were to appear in the... [Collection item]
Title page of the IISH copy of Sredi knig (Among the books), St. Petersburg, 1906, with dedication from the author to the library of the Party of Socialist Revolutionaries (PSR) in Paris: 'The first... [Collection item]