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...any citizen of any country should have under any circumstances at any time the possibility of expressing any opinion'. Karel van het Reve, 1969When censorship and repression made life for... [Image gallery]
The IISH has a unique and manifold collection of Yiddish material consisting of books, brochures, periodicals and pamphlets of the early Jewish socialist and anarchist movement in Eastern and Western... [Collection guide]
In the Russian and Eastern Europe collections at the IISH, Russia and the former USSR are dominant. Additional collection development efforts cover most countries in Eastern Europe that became... [Collection guide]
100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution: research, collections and events at IISH. The Russian Revolution of October 1917 brought a party to power, which claimed to act on behalf of the working... [Collection highlight]
100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution: research, collections and events at IISH. Revolutions are about happiness, or rather, about the pursuit of happiness. Overthrowing the existing order is... [Collection highlight]
100th anniversary of the Russian revolution:research, collections and events at IISHThe Bolsheviks, who came to power in Russia in 1917, looked upon the family as a bastion of the old order, which... [Collection highlight]
100th anniversary of the Russian revolution:research, collections and events at IISH The Russian revolution of 1917 and the ensuing Civil War (1918-22) are above all known as a struggle between the... [Collection highlight]
In spring 2016 the Institute received from de Wit’s family a useful addition of 0.25 m. to the Wim de Wit archive. Wim de Wit was one of a group of Dutch architects and engineers who, full of... [Collection highlight]
In May 2015 the IISH received the modest but interesting papers of Nikolaj Vasilévič Šelgunov and several of his relatives. The papers consist of more than fifty documents, almost all of which relate... [Collection highlight]
Posrednik and Svobodnoe SlovoThose who were not, like the Narodniki, directly concerned with spurring the Russian people to revolution and resistance, but rather simply desired to travel the steady... [Collection highlight]

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