All manner of political parties and factions within Jewish society tried to win over the youth of the shtetls to their cause, giving rise to a wide variety of youth movemts, each represented by local chapters. The Zionist Hashomer Hatsair was among the most successful. (Marie Schumacher-Brunhes, Lille)
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