The spring play this year is called “All Through the Night” and it takes place in Germany during the time that Hitler was in power. During rehearsal today, I noticed that one of the characters talks about the Bolsheviks. This character bemoans the harshness of the Nazi regime and states that they want to join the Bolsheviks and fight against the Nazis. I found this really interesting because, when we were studying the Russian Revolution, the Bolsheviks seemed to be the radical group in Russia, but, in the opinion of the rest of Europe – especially Nazi Germany – they were not very radical at all. Certainly at the turn of the 20th century in Russia, they were changing many things, but by the time that World War II was happening, and the Nazi regime was put into the grand political scheme of things, the Bolsheviks were not only far more benevolent in comparison, but they were at the other end of the political spectrum.