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The Birth of Fascist Ideology

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Zeev Sternhell, Mario Sznajder, Maia Asheri

Zeev Sternhell (: ‎‎, born 10 April 1935) is a -born historian, political scientist, commentator on the , and writer. He is one of the world’s leading experts on . Sternhell headed the Department of Political Science at the and writes for newspaper.

Zeev Sternhell was born in , , to an affluent secular Jewish family with tendencies. His grandfather and father were textile merchants. When the occupied eastern Poland, Soviet troops took over part of his home. His father died of natural causes. A few months after Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union, the family was sent to the ghetto. His mother and older sister, Ada, were killed by the Nazis when he was seven years old. An uncle who had a permit to work outside the ghetto smuggled him to . The uncle found a Polish officer who was willing to help them. Supplied with false papers, Sternhell lived with his aunt, uncle and cousin as a Polish Catholic. After the war, he was baptized, taking the Polish name Zbigniew Orolski. He became an in the . In 1946, at the age of 11, Sternhell was taken to on a children’s train, where he lived with an aunt. He learned French and was accepted to a school in despite stiff competition.

Zeev Sternhell, Mario Sznajder, Maia Asheri

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    Zeev Sternhell (nacido en ) es un y uno de las mayores autoridades mundiales sobre el tema del . Sternhell dirigió el Departamento de de la y escribe para el periódico . Sternhell recibió el para la Ciencias Políticas en .

    Zeev Sternhell traces the roots of to movements, adding a branch, called the ‘revolutionary right’, to the three traditional right-wing families cited by – , , and . The main influences, according to Sternhell were: