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Botwin Company
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The Botwin Company (originally Naftali Botwin Company) was a Jewish military unit which fought on the side of the Republican government in the Spanish Civil War as part of the International Brigades (short: Interbrigades). Its development and short history is closely linked with the activities of the Jewish section of the French Communist Party (PCF) in which Yiddish-…

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Gerben Zaagsma, London, “Botwin Company”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 20 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0113>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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