Dov Ber Borochov, 1881-1917

A socialist and Labor Zionist founder from Ukraine, Borochov emphasized the poor working conditions of Jews in the Diaspora. Pulling from Marxism, he combined economic theory with nationalism. At the Seventh Zionist Congress, in response to the Uganda Plan to settle Jews in East Africa, he founded Poalei Zion, which opposed establishing a home for Jews anywhere but the Land of Israel.

Photo: Central Zionist Archives