21 Facts About The Bund

1. The Bund differed from other sections of Jewish labor opinion in the United States in that it did not recognize the special importance of the State of Israel in the life of the Jewish people or necessity for a Jewish international policy.

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2. The Bund was active among the refugees from Poland in the Soviet Union.

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3. The Bund displayed initiative and energy in organizing self-defense groups, a protest strike after the pogrom of *Przytyk, a Workers' Congress against antisemitism, which was banned by the authorities, as a proposed Congress for the Struggle of the Jewish Population in Poland (1938).

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4. The Bund was adamant in its extreme opposition to instruction in Hebrew but slightly modified its attitude toward the traditional Jewish holidays and the teaching of Jewish history.

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5. The Bund publicized cases of persecution of Jews in Russia through its committee abroad.

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6. The Bund belonged to the socialist wing that condemned all belligerents in World War i, and approved the manifestos of Zimmerwald, 1915, and Kienthal, 1916.

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7. The Bund campaigned actively on several Jewish issues, including the Polish anti-Jewish *boycott, and the ousting of Jewish workers from their places of employment.

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8. The Bund rejected, in the name of class-war principles, any collaboration with other Jewish parties, even in the organization of self-defense against pogroms.

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9. The Bund reached its peak influence during the revolution of 1905.

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10. The Bund was founded in Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania) in 1897.

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11. The Bund is located on the western bank of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China.

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12. The Bund is famous for its grand, Western-style buildings that were built in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

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13. The Bund is a legendary waterfront located on the western bank of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China.

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14. The Bund is a landmark of Shanghai and is full of history and culture.

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15. The Bund is a mile-long stretch of waterfront promenade along the Huangpu River.

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16. The Bund was featured in the first leg of The Amazing Race 21.

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17. The Bund is a setting of the Hong Kong television series The Bund (1980) and film Shanghai Grand (1996).

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18. The Bund stretches one mile along the bank of the Huangpu River.

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19. The Bund is one of the most prominent features when viewed from the Shanghai World Financial Center in Pudong and its observation deck on the 100th floor.

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20. The Bund was reopened to the public on Sunday 28 March 2010 after restoration for the 2010 Expo.

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21. The Bund lies north of the old, walled city of Shanghai.

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