Anyone know anything about Jessie Helfmann?

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Jul 5 2006 17:05
Anyone know anything about Jessie Helfmann?

I had this on the temp forum, but figured I'd repost on here to see if anyone who didnt go to the temp forum knows.

I'm currently working on a book about Jewish radicals (and campaigns, groups and projects) in modern (post 1800 preferably) history, and one that I would like to include but have found comparatively little about is Jessie Helfmann, a seamstress and one of the Narodnaya Volya (People's Will), the Russian group that assasinated Tsar Alexander II of 1881.

I've been reccomended Underground Russia by Stepniak as somewhere that has a brief profile of Helfmann, which I have to get.

Has anyone here come across much/anything on Helfmann during their readings? Or have ideas on good places to look?

Cheers,

Asher

p.s: Any suggestions for relatively unknown but significant Jewish radicals/radical groups, campaigns or projects (anarchist or not) that I probably wouldn't have thought of are more than welcome. The current list of topics (to be added to) can be found at http://anarchia.wordpress.com/my-book/

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Jul 5 2006 17:55
Asher wrote:
p.s: Any suggestions for relatively unknown but significant Jewish radicals]

There are a bunch in /history, can't remember all of them but here are some, you could look through for more

http://www.libcom.org/history/articles/1866-1892-david-edelstadt/index.php

http://www.libcom.org/history/articles/1882-1914-senna-hoy/index.php

http://www.libcom.org/history/articles/1870-1919-gustav-landauer/index.php

http://www.libcom.org/history/articles/1897-1965-rose-pesotta/index.php

http://www.libcom.org/history/articles/1891-1956-simon-radowitzky/index.php

http://www.libcom.org/history/articles/1899-1993-leah-feldman/index.php

If you want to write any short histories of any of these campaigns, groups, people, whatever we'd love to have them.

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Jul 5 2006 18:10

Wicked, cheers for that John. Can't believe I forgot about Gustav Landauer...

When the book is eventually finished, hopefully I'll be able to have it as no copyright (looking at possibly self publishing) so it'll be available for use. That'll probably be a year or two away though.