Was Leon Trotsky Jewish?

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Leon Trotsky

Well, to make a long story short, Leon Trotsky was Jewish!

Since Leon Trotsky's mother was Jewish, and in Judaism one's religion is based on one's mother's religion, then that makes him also Jewish. His father was Jewish too.

Leon Trotsky (who's full birth name was Lev (Leiba) Davidovich Bronshtein) was born on 7 November 1879 in (or near) Yelizavetgrad, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire.

He was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army.

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