Robert D. Zaretsky
By Robert D. Zaretsky
150 years ago in the French Civil War, Jews were on both sides of the barricades
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, the day France went to war against itself. On March 18, 1871, Parisians surprised the world (and themselves) by throwing a revolution. Declaring themselves an independent city — or commune — the Communards announced that they, and not the national government, embodied the republican spirit of…
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