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Club Babel
(2,828 words)

Jewish youth club in Warsaw that existed between 1966 and 1968. The club was named after the Soviet writer Isaak Babel and organized lectures on political and cultural topics, as well as musical events and theatre performances. In March 1968, the Club Babel was at the center of the anti-Zionist campaign initiated by the Polish governing party which led to the emigration of thousands of Jews from Poland.

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Anat Plocker, Haifa, “Club Babel”, 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 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0144>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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