CATALOG 170: THE JEWS OF EASTERN EUROPE

BEFORE AND AFTER THE HOLOCAUST

 

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Nr. 12. Tolkachev, Zinovii. DOS SHTETL. Varshe; Dos Naye Lebn, 1946.

 

 

 

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  1. Society For Historical Research On Polish Jewry. GAL’ED, ME’ASEF LE-TOLDOT YAHADUT POLIN = GAL-ED: ON THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN POLAND [VOLUMES 1-20 COMPLETE]. Tel-Aviv; Ha-Makhon Le-Heker Ha-Tefutsot, 1973-2006. Publishers cloth. 8vo. [500] pages. 25 cm. Biennial publication. Twenty volume set (numbers 1-20) of Gal-Ed. Approximately 500 pages per volume. First issues, Hebrew with summaries in English; later issues, bilingual Hebrew and English. Renowned scholarly journal devoted to Jewish History in Poland. Each volume contains articles about the political, economic and social history of Polish Jewry; bibliographic studies, publication of archival documents, research notes, and surveys of archival collections. In the series ‘Publications of the Diaspora Research Institute; Publications of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center’. Last volume, number 20, changed format, with lengthier English content, new typography, and bound in wraps. Volumes 1-19 bound in original gilt stamped red cloth. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Periodicals. Joden. Poland - History - Periodicals. Polen (land) . Very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-4-47) (ID #32214) $1000.00.
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    BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCE

     

     

  3. Luckert, Yelena. SOVIET JEWISH HISTORY, 1917-1991: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. New York; Garland Pub, 1992. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XXIII, 271 pages. 22 cm. First edition. This comprehensive bibliography covers Jewish life in the Soviet Union from the 1917 Revolution to the Gorbachev era. Topics explored are historical, political, and economic developments, cultural life, education, religious practices, dissent, emigration, the diaspora, world opinion, and current changes. The work incorporates materials published in English, French, German, Spanish, and Swedish as well as Russian, Ukrainian, Yiddish, and Hebrew. Subjects: Jews - Soviet Union - Bibliography. Joden. Soviet Union - Ethnic relations - Bibliography. Institutional marks on endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-33-45) (ID #31950) $195.00.
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  5. Kohen, Yitshak Yosef; Mendel Piekarz; Chone Shmeruk. PIRSUMIM YEHUDIYIM BI-VERIT HA-MO’ATSOT, 1917-1960: RESHIMOT BIBLIOGRAFIYOT = JEWISH PUBLICATIONS IN THE SOVIET UNION, 1917-1960. Jerusalem; The Historical Society of Israel, 1961. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 143, 502, VI pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and Yiddish with introduction and table of contents also in English. Title page verso: Yidishe publikatsyes in Ratn-Farband, 1917-1960; Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1960. Compiled and arranged by Y. Y. Cohen; with the assistance of M. Piekarz; introductions by Y. Slutski and Kh. Shmeruk; edited by Kh. Shmeruk. Annotated bibliography consisting of 4, 152 entries. The editor, Chone Schmeruk (1921–1997), was a “historian of Yiddish literature and Ashkenazic Jewry. Khone Shmeruk was born and raised in Warsaw, where he studied in a modern heder and in the Krinski secondary school before beginning studies at the University of Warsaw and the YIVO Institute. In the latter part of his career, he was instrumental in renewing Jewish studies in Poland. From 1939 to 1946, Shmeruk was a refugee in the USSR. He went from there to a displaced persons camp in Stuttgart, and in 1949 immigrated to Israel. He studied in the Yiddish department at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem under Dov Sadan and in the department of Jewish history with Ben-Zion Dinur, Yitsak Baer, and Israel Halpern, who directed Shmeruk’s dissertation on Jewish settlement in Belorussia from 1918 to 1932, for which he earned a doctorate in 1961. … For many years Shmeruk was head of the Department of Yiddish at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and in that framework he founded a belles lettres series in 1969 (titled Sifrut Yidish [Yiddish Literature]) and a series of monographs in 1986 (Yidish—Mekorot u-mekarim [Yiddish—Texts and Studies]) . He laid the foundations for the Yiddish Press catalog (Index of Yiddish Periodicals; IYP), and for other collections and recordings, including a bibliography of Yiddish books printed between 1534 and 1750. He also initiated and established the Center for Research and Documentation of East European Jewry (1956) and the Center for Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jews at the Hebrew University (1983), directing the latter for nine years and forming a model for a similar center, established at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków in 1986. In addition, Shmeruk served as a visiting professor at the University of Warsaw and taught at the University of Lódz. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) Continued by ‘Russian publications on Jews and Judaism in the Soviet Union, 1917-1967: a bibliography’. Subjects: Hebrew imprints - Soviet Union - Bibliography. Yiddish imprints - Soviet Union - Bibliography. Jewish publishing - Soviet Union - Bibliography. Jews - Soviet Union - Bibliography. Light soiling to cloth and outer edges, internally very fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-5-42) (ID #32348) $30.00.
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  7. Ben-Jacob (Kalman Ben Ya’akov-Mordekhai Zingman). RUSSISH-HEBREYISH-ZSHARGON VERTERBUKH: UN OYKH EYNE KURTSE GRAMMATIK DER RUSSISHEN SHPRAKHE. Vilna; L. Tikatsinski And Son, Bialistok, 1914. Later cloth. 8vo. 1020 columns. 25 cm. In Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian. With additional title page in Russian. “Russian Hebrew Jargon Dictionary”. Scarce early Russian-Yiddish-Hebrew Grammar. Compiled by Kalman Zingman (also rendered Singman) (1889–1929), a Yiddish author and publisher; “born in Slobodka, near Kovno. He received a traditional Jewish education, but difficult family circumstances forced him to start working at an early age. In 1909, his poem ‘Baym Nyeman’ (At the Nieman) appeared in the miscellany Shtraln (Rays), edited by A. Litvin (Shmuel Hurvits; 1862–1943) . During World War I, Zingman found himself among refugees from the theater of operations. He wound up in Kharkov, where he worked as a small businessman, continuing to dream about a literary career. … In 1919, Zingman became the publisher of the pioneer Yiddish Communist newspaper in Ukraine, Der yidisher komunist. His utopian novel In der tsukunft-shtot Edenye (In the Future City of Edenye) appeared in 1918 under the pseudonym Ben-Ya‘akov. An interesting document of the epoch, it reflects the author’s Folkist leanings. Although Zingman’s utopia contains numerous elements from science fiction, cultural advancements play in it the most important role. After spending 25 years in Palestine, the protagonist visits a multinational city in Ukraine, presumably Kharkov, renamed Edenye (a derivative of Eden) . He finds a happy Yiddish-speaking community whose life is built on principles of cultural autonomy. By the end of 1920, Zingman moved to Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania, where he established himself as a publisher and a man of letters. In 1921, his Berlin operation produced a dozen titles (including reprints of Kharkov editions) under the imprint of the Kovno-Berlin Farlag Yidish, making him the most prolific Berlin-based Yiddish publisher—but for one year only. … Between 1921 and 1923, Zingman edited a literary periodical, whose title, Vispe (Islet), reflected the frustrating feeling of isolation characteristic of many Jewish activists in Lithuania, a small piece of the former Russian Empire. In 1929, Zingman went to the Soviet Union; he died in Crimea that September. ” (YIVO Encylopedia) Subjects: Hebrew – Russian – Yiddish – Dictionary. Hebrew to Russian Dictionary. Yiddish to Russian Dictionary. Russian Language – Grammar. OCLC lists three copies (Natl Libr Israel, Johns Hopkins, Yale) of all editions. Light wear to cloth, institutional stamps on later endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-5-41) (ID #32347) $150.00.
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  9. Yivo Institute For Jewish Research. THE YIVO ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWS IN EASTERN EUROPE [2 VOLUMES COMPLETE]. New Haven [Conn. ]; Yale University Press, 2008. Publishers cloth. 4to. XXVIII, 2400, [32] pages. 29 cm. First edition. Gershon David Hundert, editor in chief. "Prepared for publication by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. " Two volume set, Vol. 1 [ABEL - MIGR], Vol. 2 [MIHA - ZYLB]. “This unprecedented reference work systematically represents the history and culture of Eastern European Jews from their first settlement in the region to the present day. More than 1, 800 alphabetical entries encompass a vast range of topics, including religion, folklore, politics, art, music, theater, language and literature, places, organizations, intellectual movements, and important figures. The two-volume set also features more than 1, 000 illustrations and 55 maps. With original and up-to-date contributions from an international team of 450 distinguished scholars, the Encyclopedia covers the region between Germany and the Ural Mountains, from which more than 2.5 million Jews emigrated to the United States between 1870 and 1920. Even today the majority of Jewish immigrants to North America arrive from Eastern Europe. Engaging, wide-ranging, and authoritative, this work is a rich and essential reference for readers with interests in Jewish studies and Eastern European history and culture. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Jews - Europe, Eastern - History - Encyclopedias. Juifs - Europe de l'Est - Histoire - Encyclopédies. Juifs - Europe de l'Est - Biographies - Encyclopédies. Judaïsme - Europe de l'Est - Encyclopédies. Europe, Eastern - Ethnic relations. Europe de l'Est - Relations interethniques - Encyclopédies. Osteuropa. Juden. Light shelf wear, otherwise fine. Great condition. (BIBLIOG-33-21) (ID #31925) $135.00.
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    ART LITERATURE AND DESIGN

     

     

  11. Vishniac, Roman. POLISH JEWS: A PICTORIAL RECORD. New York, Schocken, 1947. Small folio, 17, 33pages. First Edition. With an introductory essay by Abraham Joshua Heschel. A most moving depiction of vibrant Jewish life before the Holocaust. 31 black and white photographs, many now iconic images of Eastern European Jewish life. Original boards, no jacket. Good+ Condition (EE-3-20) (ID #32153) $150.00.
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  13. Shimoni, David. SAAR U-DEMAMAH: SHIRIM. Varshah; Tushiyah, 1912. Later Cloth. 8vo. 143 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Sa‘ar u-demamah (Storm and Stillness); the authors second book of poems. David Shimonovitz (1886–1956), “poet and translator, known in Hebrew as David Shim‘oni. Born in Bobruisk, Belorussia, David Shimonovitz moved to Palestine in 1909, where he stayed for about a year, working as a laborer and watchman at various moshavim (communal settlements) . There he formed close friendships with the Hebrew writers Aharon David Gordon and Yosef Hayim Brenner. In 1910, Shimonovitz returned to Russia, but soon left for Germany to study oriental languages and philosophy in Berlin, Würzburg, and Heidelberg. During World War I he worked in Moscow as a journalist for the daily Ha-‘Am and the periodical Ha-Tekufah. In 1920, he immigrated to Palestine, married, and settled in Rehovot. Three years later he moved to Tel Aviv, where he taught Hebrew, comparative literature, and biblical studies at the Herzliya gymnasium. There he played an active role in the public literary life, becoming one of the most prominent poets during the renaissance period of Hebrew literature. ” (Yivo encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe; David Shimonovitz) . Subjects: Hebrew poetry, Modern. OCLC lists 28 copies. Title page lightly soiled, minor soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC-36-56) (ID #32144) $100.00.
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  15. Davidovitch, David. TSIYURE-KIR BE-VATE-KENESET BE-POLIN. Yerushalayim; Mosad Byalik, 1968. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 116, 30 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. With 30 pages of illustrations. Wall-Paintings of Synagogues in Poland. A history of internal wall paintings in synagogues in Poland, their use and types, with the history of the earliest synagogues in the east to what remains after the holocaust period. With an emphasis on the unique wooden synagogues in Poland. Subjects: Synagogue art - Poland. Synagogues - Poland. Light wear to edges of jacket, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-4-20) Xx (ID #32185) $75.00.
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  17. Piechotka, Maria & Kazimierz. WOODEN SYNAGOGUES. Warsaw, Arkady, 1959. Cloth. Small 4to. 218, [1] pages. Ill. Maps (1 fold col. ) plans. 28 cm. First English language edition. Introduction by Stephen S. Kayser, Curator, Jewish Museum, New York. A detailed pictorial record of wooden synagogues throughout Poland, many of which have been destroyed by the Nazis. Includes almost 50 pages of text alongside pictures as well as 150+ pages of “illustrations” including photographs, structural designs and a foldout map showing the locations where wooden synagogues currently stand (or previously stood) in Poland. SUBJECT(S): Synagogues -- Poland. Synagogue architecture. Bibliography: pages 216-[219]. Corp Author: The Institute of Polish Architecture of the Polytechnic of Warsaw. Very good jacket. Cloth boards and internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (EE-3-19). (ID #32047/8) $110.00.
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  19. Piechotka, Maria & Kazimierz. BOZNICE DREWNIANE [Wooden Synagogues]. Warsaw, Wydawnictwo Budownictwo i Architektura, 1957. 1st Edition. Cloth, 4to 11" - 13" tall, 4to, 220pages. ill. Maps (1 fold col. ) plans. 28 cm. A detailed pictorial record of wooden synagogues throughout Poland, many of which were destroyed by the Nazis. Includes almost 50 pages of text alongside pictures as well as 150+ pages of “illustrations” including photographs, structural designs and a foldout map showing the locations where wooden synagogues currently stand (or previously stood) in Poland. Includes 293 numbered photo illustrations & architectural plans and drawings, 36 text illustrations, 1 folding color map, and a 113-item bibliography. Light soiling to cloth and outer edges. No jacket. Good+ Condition. (EE-3-17) (ID #32046) $200.00.
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  21. Davidovitch, David. SHULN IN POYLN = SINAGOGAS EN POLONIA. Buenos-Ayres; Tsentral-Farband Fun Poylishe Yidn In Argentine, 1961. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 533 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. ‘Ershter band. ’ No more published. Dos Poylishe Yidntum; 157/158. Profusely illustrated throughout. The development of synagogue architecture through history as it pertained to the synagogues of Jewish Poland; translated from Hebrew. Written by David Davidovitch, a scholar of Jewish art. Subjects: Synagogues - Poland. Synagogue architecture - Poland. Back hinge starting, otherwise clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (EE-4-21) (ID #32186) $60.00.
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  23. Tolkachev, Zinovii. DOS SHTETL. Varshe; Dos Naye Lebn, 1946. Original Illustrated Wraps. 8vo. [10], 40 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Legends in Yiddish, Polish, Russian, English and French. Illustrated throughout. "Dos Shtetl" (The Village) by Zinovi Tolkatshov was printed in 1946 by the Dos Naye Lebn (New Life) press in Warsaw and Lodz. The content of this book are scenes inspired in the writer Shalom Aleichem's characters. The twenty paintings in this book were painted before the Second World War. They were painted anew by the Jewish-Soviet painter Tolkatshov, who apparently confronted the work already done with the national catastrophe. The painter was one of those who marched with the Red Army, so he was obviously an artist identified with the Soviet State. According to M. Mirski "Dos Shtetl by Tolkatshov is the first important artistic attention call to our national catastrophe". Subjects: Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916. OCLC lists 14 copies. Light wear to wraps, with small tear to crown of backstrip, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-5-1) (ID #32304) $155.00.
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  25. Muzeon Ha-Arets (Tel Aviv, Israel) . Agaf Ginza Le-Omanut Yehudit. TAARUKHAT MATSEVOT BET HA-KEVAROT HA-YEHUDI BE-SHIDLOVTSAH (POLIN): HEETEKIM GRAFIYIM MAASE YEDE YOTSK ANTONI ZELINSKI VE-LUTSINAH KRAKOVSKAH: KISLEV-SHEVAT 724, DETSEMBER 1963-FEBRUAR 1964. Tel Aviv; Muzeon Ha-Arets, Muzeon Le-Etnografyah Ule-Folklor, Agaf Ginza Le-Omanut Yehudit Amamit, 1964. Original Wraps. 12mo. 30 pages. 17 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with introduction in Poland, and alternate title page in English. Exhibition of tombstones of the Jewish cemetery in Szydlowiec (Poland) . With six illustrations by Jacek Antonie Zielinski and Lucyna Krakowska, published as part of the exhibition at Museum Haaretz, Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, Ginza Section for Jewish Folk Art. Subjects: Sepulchral monuments - Poland - Szydlowiec. Jews - Poland - Szydlowiec. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to wraps, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-4-35) (ID #32200) $100.00.
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  27. Estraikh, Gennady. IN HARNESS: YIDDISH WRITERS' ROMANCE WITH COMMUNISM. Syracuse, NY; Syracuse University Press, 2005. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xi, 242 pages. 23 cm. First edition. "Here is a detailed glimpse into the lives and times of Yiddish writers enthralled with Communism at the turn of the century through the mid-1930s. Centering mainly on the Soviet Jewish literati but with an eye to their American counterparts, the book follows their paths from avant-garde beginnings in Kiev after the 1905 revolution to their peak in the mid-1930s. Notables such as David Bergelson - who helmed the short-lived Yiddish periodical called In Harness - and Der Nister and David Hofshtein come to life as do Leyb Kvitko, Peretz Markish, Itsik Fefer, Moshe Litvakov, Yekhezkel Dobrushin, and Nokhum Oislender. Gennady Estraikh assesses significant pre-Holocaust twentieth-century Communist Jewish writers in the Soviet Union and America. He charts the course of their artistic and political flowering and decline and considers the effects of geography - provincial vs. Urban - and party politics upon literary development and aesthetics. No other book concentrates on this aspect of the Jewish intellectual scene nor has any book unveiled the scale and intensity of Yiddish Communist literary life in the 1920s and 1930s or the contributions its writers made to Jewish culture. " (Dust jacket description) Subjects: Yiddish literature -- 20th century – History and criticism. Yiddish literature -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism. Authors, Yiddish -- Soviet Union. Jewish communists -- Soviet Union. Jews -- Soviet Union -- Intellectual life. Communism in literature. Light shelf wear and rubbing to jacket. Overall Very good + condition. (EE-6-10) (ID #32401) $30.00.
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  29. Sicher, Efraim. JEWS IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE AFTER THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION: WRITERS AND ARTISTS BETWEEN HOPE AND APOSTASY. New York; Cambridge University Press, 1995. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xxiv, 282 pages. 23 cm. Illustrated. First edition. “This work is an innovative and controversial study of how the best-known Jews writing in Russian in the early Soviet period attempted to resolve the conflict between their cultural identity and their place in Revolutionary Russia. Babel, Mandelstam, Pasternak and Ehrenburg struggled in very different ways to form creative selves out of the contradictions of origins, outlook and social or ideological pressures. Efraim Sicher also explores the broader context of the literature and art of the Jewish avant-garde in the years immediately preceding and following the Russian Revolution. By comparing literary texts and the visual arts the author reveals unexpected correspondences in the response to political and cultural change. This study contributes to our knowledge of an important aspect of modern Russian writing and will be of interest to students and scholars in Slavonic and Jewish studies, as well as anyone concerned with the construction of cultural and ethnic identity. ” (Dust jacket description) Subjects: Russian literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism. Russian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism. Jews -- Soviet Union -- Intellectual life. Judaism and literature -- Soviet Union. Jews in literature. Dust jacket in protective mylar sleever. Minimal shelf wear. Some underlining and margin notes in text, otherwise text is fresh. Good + condition. (EE-6-11) (ID #32402) $30.00.
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  31. Zweig, Arnold; Noah William Isenberg; Hermann Struck. THE FACE OF EAST EUROPEAN JEWRY . Berkeley; University Of California Press, 2004. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XXXIII, 153 pages. 24 cm. First English edition. With 52 drawings by Herman Struck. "First published in 1920 and never before translated into English, this work brings together the impassioned writing of one of Weimar Germany's most celebrated authors, Arnold Zweig, and the equally poignant illustrations by renowned graphic artist and lithographer Hermann Struck. As members of the German wartime press division at Ober-Ost, both Zweig and Struck spent the final years of the First World War on the eastern front, on the outskirts of the Lithuanian city of Kovno (Kaunas) . There they observed the life of the so-called Ostjuden, or East European Jews. The material that Zweig and Struck produced in the summer of 1918 stands out today not only for its novelty - as the first of several like-minded works published during the Weimar years - but also for its singular expression of a growing sentiment felt among otherwise assimilated, secular German Jews. Reflecting the rise of Zionism and the experience of the war, The Face of East European Jewry offers a dramatic and moving perspective on the short-lived romance of disenchanted Western Jews with the idea of a more authentic, more meaningful lifestyle in the East. One of the earliest interventions in the vexed relationship between German Jews and their Eastern neighbors, this book brings to life the world of the shtetl that did not survive the twentieth century. " (Publishers Description) . Subjects: Jews - Europe, Eastern - Identity. Jews - Europe, Eastern - Social life and customs. Joden. Identität. Very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-5-30) (ID #32336) $30.00.
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  33. Budnitskii, Oleg; Olga Belova; Victoria Mochalova. RUSSKO-EVREISKAIA KUL’TURA. Moscow; Rosspen, 2006. Publishers boards. 8vo. 495 pages. 23 cm. Illustrated. First edition. 12 leaves of plates with reproductions of documents, black and white photographs, and early 20th century artwork in color and black and white. English title page, with title translated as “Russian-Jewish Culture. ” Table of content and essay abstracts in Russian and English. Collection of materials presented at a conference in Moscow in 2005. Deals with various aspects of Russian-Jewish culture: everyday life, political life and the life of the artistic elite, artistic legacy and literature. Subjects: Jews -- Russia -- Intellectual life -- Congresses. Jews -- Soviet Union -- Intellectual life -- Congresses. Some rubbing to boards and light edge wear. Text is clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-6-14) (ID #32405) $100.00.
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  35. Greenberg, Louis; Mark Wischnitzer. THE JEWS IN RUSSIA: VOLUME II: THE STRUGGLE FOR EMANCIPATION, 1881-1917. New Haven; Yale University Press, 1951. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 213 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Volume II only. Completed and edited by Mark Wischnitzer using manuscripts left after the death of Louis Greenberg. The first volume, published in 1944, discusses the situation of Jews in Russia and their struggle for emancipation through the reign of Alexander II (1881.) This second volume follows that history with an examination of the period up to the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. Subjects: Jews -- Russia. Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Russia. Antisemitism -- Russia. Russia -- Ethnic relations. No dust jacket. Some fading to backstrip. Light shelf wear and rubbing. Front hinge starting. Text is clean and fresh. Good + condition. (EE-6-12) (ID #32403) $30.00.
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  37. Shneer, David. YIDDISH AND THE CREATION OF SOVIET JEWISH CULTURE 1918-1930. New York; Cambridge University Press, 2004. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Ix, 300 pages. 23 cm. Illustrated. First edition. Signed by author. "Yiddish and the Creation of Soviet Jewish Culture gives voice to the activists empowered by the state to create a Soviet Jewish national culture. These activists were striving for a national revolution to create a new culture for Jews to identify as Jews on new, secular, Soviet terms. This book explores the ways in which Jews were part of, not apart from, both the Soviet system and Jewish history. Soviet Jewish culture worked within contemporary Jewish national and cultural trends and simultaneously participated in the larger project of propagating the Soviet state and ideology. Soviet Jewish activists were not nationalists or Soviets, but both at once. David Shneer addresses some of the painful truths about the Jews' own implication and imbrication in the Soviet system and inserts their role in twentieth-century Jewish culture into the narrative of Jewish history. " (Dust jacket description) Subjects: Jews -- Soviet Union -- Intellectual life. Yiddish language -- Social aspects -- Soviet Union. Yiddish literature -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism. Jews -- Soviet Union -- Identity. Jews -- Cultural assimilation -- Soviet Union. Jewish socialists -- Soviet Union -- History. Light shelf wear. Sticker on dust jacket designating that this is an autographed copy. Very good + condition. (EE-6-9) (ID #32400) $30.00.
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  39. Brym, Robert J.; Rozalina Ryvkina. THE JEWS OF MOSCOW, KIEV, AND MINSK: IDENTITY, ANTISEMITISM, EMIGRATION. New York; New York University Press, Institute Of Jewish Affairs., 1994. Original Wrappers. 8vo. Xvi, 142 pages. 22 cm. Illustrated. Black and white photographs, as well as diagrams and charts. “The Jews of the former Soviet Union have always been the subject of intense controversy. In the past 25 years, especially, they have been the source of considerable speculation. […]The issues swirling around the Jews in the republics now known as the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have sparked debate because of the status of these Jews has deep policy implications for Russia, Israel, the United States, and other countries. […] This volume is the first based on an on-site survey of Jews in the CIS. In addition to providing data on the Jews of Moscow, Kiev, and Minsk – who collectively account for over a quarter of all Jews residing in the three Slavic republics of the CIS – the author places the survey results in their social and historical contexts. He explains why ethnic distinctiveness persisted and even became accentuated in the Soviet era and also describes the position of Jews in Soviet and post-Soviet society and some of the dilemmas they face. ” (Dust jacket description) Subjects: Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Politics and government. Jews Identity. Jews -- Migrations. Antisemitism. Former Soviet republics -- Ethnic relations. Light shelf wear. Fine, like new condition. (EE-6-8a) (ID #32399) $30.00.
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  41. Ginsburg, Saul M. IDISHE LAYDEN IN TSARISHEN RUSLAND; KANTONISTEN, BILBULIM, GZEYRES. Nyu York; Sha’ul Ginzburg 70-Yohriger Yubiley Komitet, 1938. Publishers cloth. 8vo. VI, 375 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Added title page: Jewish Martyrdom in Tsarist Russia. Ginsburg’s influential study of the cantonist phenomenon, which made use of Russian state and Synod archival sources, and the study of the conversionist agenda at the heart of Nicholas I’s draft policies. With 14 illustrations. By Saul Ginsburg (1866–1940), political and cultural historian of Russian Jewry. Subjects: Jews – Russia - History. OCLC lists 19 copies. Light wear to cloth, minor institutional marks on endpages and backstrip, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (EE-5-48) (ID #32355) $30.00.
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  43. Frumkin, Jacob; Gregor Aronson; Alexis Goldenweiser (Joint editors) . RUSSIAN JEWRY, 1860-1917. New York; Thomas Yoseloff, 1966. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 492 pages. 22 cm. First edition. “This collection of essays, some translated for the first time, covers every aspect of the life, the culture, and the contributions of the Jews of Russia during the period of their greatest participation in Russian life. […] The accomplishments of the Jews of Russia in the literature of three languages, their achievements in the arts and sciences under two anti-thetical political-economic systems, and their effect on Russian and world history is of vital interest to us. Although the scope of Russian Jewry extends only to the 1917 revolution, knowledge of the period with which it deals is, of necessity, prologue to an understanding of an important segment of contemporary affairs. ” (Dust jacket description) Subjects: Jews -- Russia -- History. Jews -- Russia -- History -- 20th century. Jews -- Russia -- History -- 19th century. Ex-library with usual markings. Some shelf wear. Text clean and fresh. Good + condition. (EE-6-13) (ID #32404) $30.00.
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  45. Leskov, Nikolai S.; Harold Klassel Shefski (translator) . THE JEWS IN RUSSIA: SOME NOTES ON THE JEWISH QUESTION. Princeton, NJ; Kingston Press, 1986. Publishers boards. 8vo. Xli, 143 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Translation of “Evrei v Rossii. ” Originally written by innovative novelist Nikolai Leskov and translated by Prof. Harold Schefski. An important discussion of the situation for Jews in pre-Revolutionary Russia. “Despite the ambivalent attitude of his stories and some of the suspect activities of his youth, Leskov deserves recoginition [sic] as an important defender of Russian Jews based on his pamphlet ‘The Jews in Russia. ’ Since the voice of religious tolerance has been rare in the course of human history, we deem it a valuable contribution to present Leskov’s publicist brochure on the Jews here for the first time to readers of English, not only as a worthy monument to a great writer, but also as a concrete example of the ultimate goodness and generosity of mankind. ” (xxxiii, Schefski, Introduction) Subjects: Jews -- Russia. Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Russia. Antisemitism -- Russia. Russia -- Ethnic relations. Light shelf wear. Text block clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-6-7) (ID #32396) $95.00.
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  47. Another Copy. Ex library with usual markings. Light shelf wear and rubbing. Text block clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-6-7a) (ID #32397) $90.00.
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  49. Stanislawski, Michael. TSAR NICHOLAS I AND THE JEWS: THE TRANSFORMATION OF JEWISH SOCIETY IN RUSSIA, 1825-1855. Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1983. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xvi, 246 pages. [4] leaves of plates. 24 cm. Illustrated. First edition. 14 black and white reproduction of portraits and period documents. “This important and lucid new study, based on primary and archival materials in Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, German, and Ukrainian, offers a fresh look at the internal and external history of the Jews in Russia under Nicholas I. Avoiding the stereotypes and clichés of much of the literature, this work analyzes the experience of the Jews within the context of Russian politics and culture as well as that of Jewish life in other parts of Europe. Its provocative treatment of such subjects as the tragedy of the cantonists (the Jewish children who were forcibly conscripted into military institutions), the mission to Russia of Dr. Max Lilienthal, and the origins of the Russian Haskalah (Enlightenment) signals an innovative approach to the history of the Jews in Eastern Europe. ” (Dust jacket description) Subjects: Jews -- Russia -- History -- 19th century. Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia, 1796-1855 -- Relations with Jews. Russia -- Ethnic relations. Some rubbing and edge wear to dust jacket. Corners bumped. Text block is bright and clean. Good + condition. (EE-6-6) (ID #32394) $30.00.
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  51. Another Copy. Ex-library with usual markings. Text block is bright and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-6-6a) (ID #32395) $30.00.
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  53. Rogger, Hans. JEWISH POLICIES AND RIGHT-WING POLITICS IN IMPERIAL RUSSIA. Berkeley; University Of California Press, 1986. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Viii, 289 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “Jewish Policies and Right-Wing Politics in Imperial Russia is aninquiry into the motives of official anti-Semitism and the origins of right-wing radicalism in Tsarist Russia. Hans Rogger analyzes official thinking and behavior to ask what, besides prejudice, shaped official thinking and behavior. He lays bare the interaction of bias and calculation, prejudice and politics, to discover why the Jewish problem loomed so large in the minds of Russian statesmen, and he also provides an excellent analysis of the origins of right-wing radicalism and anti-Semitic movements. A product of deep research, this eloquently argued work will inform students of both Russian and Jewish history. Subjects: Jews -- Government policy – Soviet Union. Antisemitism -- Soviet Union. Right and left (Political science) Light shelf wear. Label on dust jacket back strip. Text block clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-6-5) (ID #32392) $30.00.
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  55. Another Copy. Ex-Library with usual markings. Light possible water damage to rear free end page, not affecting text. Good + condition. (EE-6-5a) (ID #32393) $30.00.
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  57. Fishman, David E. RUSSIA'S FIRST MODERN JEWS: THE JEWS OF SHKLOV. New York; New York University Press, 1995. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xiii, 195 pages. 24 cm. Illustrated. First edition. Inscribed by author on front free end page. Four leaves of black and white photographs, as well as reproductions of paintings and documents. “This book focuses on the social and intellectual odysseys of merchants, maskilim, and rabbis, and their varied attempts to combine Judaism and European culture. David Fishman here chronicles the remarkable story of these first modern Jews of Russia. ” (Dust jacket) Subjects: Jews -- Belarus -- Shklou -- Intellectual life. Haskalah -- Belarus -- Shklou -- History -- 18th century. Condition. (EE-6-4) (ID #32391) $30.00.
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  59. Shternshis, Anna. SOVIET AND KOSHER: JEWISH POPULAR CULTURE IN THE SOVIET UNION, 1923-1939. Bloomington; Indiana University, 2006. Original Wrappers. 8vo. Xxi, 252 pages. 25 cm. Illustrated. “Kosher pork--an oxymoron? Anna Shternshis's fascinating study traces the creation of a Soviet Jewish identity that disassociated Jewishness from Judaism. The cultural transformation of Soviet Jews between 1917 and 1941 was one of the most ambitious experiments in social engineering of the past century. During this period, Russian Jews went from relative isolation to being highly integrated into the new Soviet culture and society, while retaining a strong ethnic and cultural identity. This identity took shape during the 1920s and 1930s, when the government attempted to create a new Jewish culture, "national in form" and "socialist in content. " Soviet and Kosher is the first study of key Yiddish documents that brought these Soviet messages to Jews, notably the "Red Haggadah, " a Soviet parody of the traditional Passover manual; songs about Lenin and Stalin; scripts from regional theaters; Socialist Realist fiction; and magazines for children and adults. More than 200 interviews conducted by the author in Russia, Germany, and the United States testify to the reception of these cultural products and provide a unique portrait of the cultural life of the average Soviet Jew. ” (Back Cover) Subjects: Jews -- Soviet Union -- History. Jewish communists -- Soviet Union. Jews -- Soviet Union -- Identity. Jews -- Soviet Union -- Social conditions. Jews -- Soviet Union -- Intellectual life. Popular culture -- Soviet Union. Yiddish literature -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism. Jews in popular culture -- Soviet Union. In shrinkwrap, brand new condition. (EE-6-3) (ID #32390) $30.00.
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  61. Rabinovich, I. A. V POISKAKH SUD'BY: EVREISKII NAROD V KRUGOVOROTE ISTORII: KNIGA VTORAYA. Moskva; Mezhdunarodnye Otnosheniia, 2002. Publishers boards. 8vo. 574 pages. 22 cm. Illustrated. First edition. 8 leaves of black and white photographs. Title translates as, “In Search of Destiny: the Jewish People in the Cycle of History: Book 2” “This book, which is the second part of the trilogy, describes the fate of the Jews of tsarist Russia after the fall of the autocracy. Subjects include: the Jewish question in the Ukrainian People's Republic of 1917-1920, the spiritual life of the Jews in the Soviet Union in the 20's and 30's of the last century, the failed Jewish land management in Soviet countries, the situation of Jews in Soviet Belarus and in the territories of Belarus and Ukraine as part of Poland. Considerable attention is paid to the anti-Semitic policies of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. The final part of the book describes the total destruction of the Jews in the Soviet Union, occupied by the Nazis during the war, and a thorough examination of the role of the Judenrat in the Nazi plans for the ‘Final Solution’ of the Jewish question. ” (Publisher’s description) Subjects: Jews – History. Ex-Library with usual markings. Light shelf wear, text clean and bright. Very good condition. (EE-6-15) (ID #32406) $100.00.
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  63. • Dunlop, D. M. THE HISTORY OF THE JEWISH KHAZARS. . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1954. Cloth, 8vo, xv, 293 pages, Map; 23 cm. Fascimile copy. Bibliographical footnotes. SUBJECT (S): Khazars. SERIES: Princeton Oriental studies; v. 16. Some wear to covers, otherwise very good condition. (Comhist-17-1) (ID #32124) $50.00.
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  65. Ginsburg, Saul M., Isaac Rivkind. HISTORISHE VERK [3 VOLUME SET]. Nyu York; Shoyl Ginzburg 70-Yohriger Yubiley Komitet, 1937. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XVI, 314; 312; 416 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Three volume set: 1.-2. Bd. Fun idishen leben un shafen in tsarishen Rusland. - 3. Bd. Idishe layden in tsarishen Rusland. Historical works; Idishe layden in tsarishen Rusland; Fun idishen leben un shafen in tsarishen Rusland. Bibliography of Ginsburg's writings, compiled by Isaac Rivkind: volume 3, p. [377]-416. “Some of Ginsburg’s earlier works were anthologized in Russian in Minuvshee (Petrograd, 1923) . In 1937, colleagues in New York began to publish a much larger Yiddish collection of his historical essays, which ultimately consisted of three volumes under the collective title Historishe verk (1937–1946) . The essays reflect a very broad range of interests, including, in addition to the topics listed above, studies of radical assimilation and conversion, Jewish banditry, Hasidism in the Russian Empire, Jewish communal efforts to combat cholera, and the private system of mail delivery for Jews in eighteenth-century Eastern Europe. Among his works, the most influential was undoubtedly his study of the cantonist phenomenon, which made use of Russian state and Synod archival sources; however, more recent work has tended to discredit his emphasis on a coherent conversionist agenda at the heart of Nicholas I’s draft policies. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) Subjects: Jews - Russia - History. Ginsburg, Saul M., 1866-1940 - Bibliography. Light wear to cloth of all three volumes, lightly soiled first endpage of volume two, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-5-49) (ID #32356) $90.00.
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  67. St. Petersburg) Be-Zer, M. (Mikhail) . THE JEWS OF ST. PETERSBURG: EXCURSIONS THROUGH A NOBLE PAST. . Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1989. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, xxxv, 328 pages. Includes illustrations, maps, 26 cm. "An Edward E. Elson book. " Translation from Russian. Includes gazetteer. Bibliography on pages 317-323. Includes colored end papers, black and white photos and a illustrated cover. Subjects: Jews. Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Description and travel. Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Intellectual life. ISSN 0827603215. LCCN 88-8285 //r934. Very good condition in very good jacket. (EE-3-32) (ID #32155) $30.00.
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  69. Meisl, Josef. HASKALAH: GESCHICHTE DER AUFKLÄRUNGSBEWEGUNG UNTER DEN JUDEN IN RUSSLAND. Berlin; C. A. Schwetschke & Sohn, 1919. Publishers cloth. 8vo. VII, 228 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. ‘Haskalah; History of the Jewish Enlightenment in Russia’, covers the century long direction of the ideas of Mendelssohn and the Enlightenment as it transitioned in different political, ideological, and economic shifts in different locales in Russia. Written by Dr. Josef Meisl (1882-1958), who was the general secretary of the Jewish Community of Berlin, and a correspondent of Chaim Weizmann; after emigrating he worked at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem. Subjects: Jews - Education. Jews - Soviet Union. Jews - Poland. Hebrew literature - History and criticism. Joden. Culturele bewegingen. Haskala. Light wear to cloth, overall very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-5-40) (ID #32346) $35.00.
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  71. Shochat, Azriel. MOSAD "HA-RABANUT MI-TA`AM" BE-RUSYAH: PARASHAH BE-MA`AVAK-HA-TARBUT BEN HAREDIM LE-VEN MASKILIM. Haifa; Be-Hotsaat Universitat Hefah, 1975. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 200, XIII pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew with English summary. Added title page: The Crown Rabbinate in Russia; A Chapter in the Cultural Struggle Between Orthodox Jews and ‘Maskilim’. “The Crown Rabbis of late imperial Russia held the government-mandated designation of rabbi, but their functions as record keepers, Russian administrative representatives, and sometimes Jewish communal (but secular) leaders belied the religious title. … the opening of government-sponsored rabbinical training seminaries in Vilna and Zhitomir in 1847 … these schools reflected the practical ideals of the maskilim, who emphasized the need for religious leaders to have a strong secular education. … the crown rabbinate outlasted the crown rabbinical schools. On the one hand, the increasingly influential maskilim and other progressive Jews promoted the notion that a rabbi should embody worldly ideas and guide his community in the social, economic, and intellectual components of the Haskalah. Orthodox Jews, on the other hand, wanted only a traditional spiritual rabbinate. By the turn of the twentieth century, the question of who should be empowered with the religious representation of, and authority over, the Jewish communities in Russia had turned into a heated debate that played itself out in the Russian Jewish press and at various meetings of rabbis and the intelligentsia. The Russian Jewish journals Ha-Melits and Voskhod served as forums for this debate, which continued until World War I and aimed, ultimately, at solving ‘the problem of the dual rabbinate. ’ All the while, crown rabbis continued to function in their official capacities, even participating in various Russian rabbinic commissions as well as the Rabbinic Congress of 1910.” (YIVO Encyclopedia) In the series: Mehkarim be-toldot `am-Yisrael ve-Erets-Yisrael: Sidrah monografit; kerekh 1 (Studies in the history of the Jewish people and the land of Israel; 1) Subjects: Crown Rabbinate. Haskalah - Russia. Jews - Europe, Eastern - Politics and government. Jews - Legal status, laws, etc. - Russia - History. Jews - Russia - Emancipation. Jews - Russia - Politics and government. Judaism - Russia. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-5-39) (ID #32345) $75.00.
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  73. Lvavi, Jacob. HA-HITYASHVUT HA-YEHUDIT BE-BIROBIG'AN = THE JEWISH COLONIZATION IN BIROBIJAN. Yerushalayim; Ha-Hevrah Ha-Historit Ha-Yisreelit, 1965. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 445, [9], [12] pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew; one appendix in Russian; added t. P. And introductory matter in English. Folded map attached to lining paper. A history of the Jewish autonomous region of Birobidjan, with detailed sections on immigration and population figures, local and international funding and support for the colonization project, industry, agriculture, forestry, construction, handicrafts, medical services, literature, art, education and culture, Jewish life in the region, and the place of Yiddish. In the series: Sidrat "Galuyot" volume 2. Subjects: Birobidzhan (Russia) - History. Light soiling to cloth and outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-5-43) (ID #32349) $30.00.
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  75. Braun, Patrick; Jean Sanitas. LE BIROBIDJAN: UNE TERRE JUIVE EN URSS . Paris; R. Laffont, 1989. Softbound. 8vo. 221, [8] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In French. ‘Birobidjan, a Jewish land of the USSR. ’ With 8 pages of color photographs of Birobidjan from the late 1980’s. Subjects: Jews - Russia (Federation) - Birobidzhan. Juifs - Russie - Région autonome des Juifs. Birobidzhan (Russia) Birobidjan (URSS; région autonome juive) . Light wear to wraps and edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (EE-5-44) (ID #32351) $30.00.
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  77. • Emiot, Israel. Translated from the Yiddish by Max Rosenfeld. THE BIROBIDZHAN AFFAIR: A YIDDISH WRITER IN SIBERIA. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1981. Cloth, 1st edition. 8vo, xvii, 205 pages, 22 cm. ISBN: 0827601913. Uniform Title: Birobidzshaner inyen.; intro by Michael Stanislawski.Colored end papers. Subjects: Emiot, Israel--Imprisonment. Political prisoners--Russia (Federation) --Biography. Authors, Yiddish--Biography. Jews--Russia (Federation) --Birobidzhan. Birobidzhan (Russia) --Ethnic relations. Very good condition in good jacket. (EE-3-27) (ID #32058) $30.00.
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  79. Icor. IKOR YOR-BUKH 1932. New York; Natsyonaln Ekzekutiv Komitet Fun Ikor, 1932. Publishers cloth. 4to. XVIII, 206 pages. 28 cm. ICOR Yearbook 1932. In Yiddish and English. Published by the National Executive Committee of the ICOR, Organization for Jewish Colonization in the Soviet Union. The ICOR yearbook was published from 1932 to 1936. This issue contains English editorial on the history of the ICOR, a poem by Mayakovsky, and essays on “Biro-Bidjan in socialist construction”, “Palestine and Biro-Bidjan”, “Report of the Expedition to Biro-Bidjan. ” Yiddish sections includes lengthy reports on the ICOR’s activities and American support, proposed architectural and angricultural projects in Biro-Bidjan, illustrations of proposed architectural projects as well as completed structures, multiple charts and graphs detailing economic and material aspects to agricultural projects; with sixty pages containing hundreds of advertisements and encouraging words from businesses and individuals all over the United States in support of ICOR. Subjects: Jews - United States - Periodicals. Jews - Russia (Federation) - Birobidzhan - Periodicals. Jews - Colonization - Russia (Federation) - Birobidzhan - Periodicals. Jewish periodicals - United States. OCLC lists 16 copies. Wrappers soiled and stained, red stain along spine, corners bumped, no text loss. Good condition. (YID-20-6) (ID #31855) $125.00. Other volumes available, please ask.
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  81. Elk, Julius. DIE JÜDISCHEN KOLONIEN IN RUSSLAND; KULTURHISTORISCHE STUDIE UND BEITRAG ZU GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN RUSSLAND . Hildesheim, New York; G. Olms, 1970. Softbound. 12mo. 219 pages. 19 cm. Reprint of the Frankfurt a. M., 1886 edition. In German. ‘The Jewish Colonies in Russia; Culture-Historical Study and Contribution to the history of the Jews in Russia. ’ History and documentation of the limited nineteenth century Jewish agricultural colonies in tsarist Russia. Subjects: Jews - Russia. Jewish farmers. Agricultural colonies - Russia. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-5-45)
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  83. Kligsberg, Moshe. DI YIDISHE YUNGT BAVEGUNG IN POYLN TSVISHN BEYDE VELT-MILKHOMES (A SOTSIOLOGISHE STUDIE) /THE JEWISH YOUTH MOVEMENT IN INTERWAR POLAND (A SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY). New York:yivo, . Paper wrappers, 8vo, 228 pages. In Yiddish with cover and title page in English. Reprinted from "Studies on Polish Jewry, 1919-1939". Very good condition. (EE-3-24) (ID #32056) $50.00.
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  85. Schwarzbart, Isaac I. TSVISHN BEYDE VELT-MILHOMES: ZIKHROYNES VEGN DEM YIDISHN LEBN IN KROKE IN DER TKUFEH 1919-1935. Buenos-Ayres; Tsentral-Farband Fun Poylishe Yidn In Argentine, 1958. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 385 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. ‘Between the Two World Wars; Memoirs of Yiddish Life in Cracow in the years 1919-1935.’ Spanish title page on rear: “Entre las dos guerras mundiales; Memorias”. In the series: Dos Poylishe Yidntum; bd. 132. Isaac Schwarzbart (1888–1961), Polish Zionist leader. “As a lawyer, Schwarzbart played an active role in local Zionist affairs, in the 1920s publishing articles in the Yiddish and Polish Jewish press and from 1921 to 1925 serving as an editor of the Kraków Jewish daily Nowy Dziennik. His journalistic activity propelled him into the chairmanship of the Zionist Federation of West Galicia and Silesia, which chose him to be a delegate to successive Zionist Congresses in the 1920s and 1930s. He became a member of the Zionist General Council after 1933. In 1931 he organized the establishment of the World Union of General Zionists, serving as chairman until its 1935 split, then as head of the faction known as Group B. Schwarzbart was also prominent in other political arenas between the wars. He was active in the movement that eventually established the World Jewish Congress, was a Zionist representative on the Kraków Jewish community board, and was a member of the Jewish faction in the Kraków city council. In 1938 he was elected to the Polish Sejm (the lower house of parliament) . ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) Subjects: Jews - Poland - Krako´w - History. Jews - Poland - Krako´w - Social conditions. Politique internationale. Juifs. Production intellectuelle. Yiddish. Juifs - Pologne - Cracovie (Pologne) Krako´w (Poland) - Ethnic relations. Condition. (EE-5-2) (ID #32305) $50.00.
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  87. Glicksman, William M. A KEHILLAH IN POLAND DURING THE INTER-WAR YEARS; STUDIES IN JEWISH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Philadelphia; M. E. Kalish Folkshul, 1970. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xiii, 158 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Translated from the Yiddish by Max Rosenfeld. Inscribed by William M. Glicksman on endpage in Yiddish. An account of the activities of the Jewish Kehillah organization in Czestochowa, 1930-1934, based chiefly on articles in the weekly Undzer weg, organ of the Zionists in that city, made available by the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, New York. "Documents" (in Yiddish): pages 125-155. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Czestochowa - Politics and government. Jodendom. Joden. Clean and fresh, in very good jacket. Great condition. (EE-4-2) (ID #32164) $55.00.
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  89. Kazdan, Hayyim Solomon. DI GESHIKHTE FUN YIDISHN SHULVEZN IN UMOPHENGIKN POYLN. Meksike; Gezelshaft Kultur Un Hilf, 1947. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 571 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Di geshikhte fun yidishn shulvezn in umophengikn poyln (The History of the Jewish School Movement in Independent Poland); published in Mexico; written by Khayim Shloyme Kazdan (1883-1979), a “Bundist, educator, and leader of the secular Yiddish school movement. … Between 1918 and 1920, Kazdan served as secretary of the influential Kiev-based Kultur-lige. Taking an active interest in the Yiddish school movement, he helped to establish Shul un lebn (School and Life) the first pedagogical journal in Yiddish. He moved to Warsaw in 1920, and maintained his active roles in the Yiddish school movement and the Bund. He was one of the principal leaders and founders of the Central Yiddish School Organization (TSYSHO), a network of secular–socialist Yiddish schools founded in June 1921 in Poland. Kazdan wrote for the TSYSHO press and published curriculum guides for secular Yiddish schools; among his contributions were the Program fun yidish-limed in der 7-klasiker folks-shul (Syllabus for the Study of Yiddish in the Seventh-Grade Folk School; 1925), Metodik fun yidisher shprakh (A Yiddish Language Curriculum; 1939), as well as many articles on educational theory and the secular Yiddish schools. In the 1930s, Kazdan served as director of TSYSHO in Warsaw. ” (Yivo Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe) . Subjects: Jews - Education - Poland. Z´ydowska Centralna Organizacja Szkolna. Light wear to edges of cloth and endpages, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-108-8) (ID #31750) $75.00.
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  91. Fater, Isaschar; Binem Heller. YIDISHE MUZIK IN POYLN TSVISHN BEYDE VELT-MILHOMES. JEWISH MUSIC IN POLAND BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS. Tel Aviv; Velt-Federatsye fun Poylishe Yidn, 1970. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 424, 78 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. English title page: Jewish music in Poland between the two World Wars. With 78 page section of songs and choruses, chiefly unaccompanied, with Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. Published for the World Federation of Polish Jews. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Music - History and criticism. Songs, Yiddish. Music - Poland - History and criticism. Dustjacket worn, with some tears to upper edges; otherwise fine. Great condition. (YID-18-12) (ID #31720) $50.00.
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  93. Lewin, Isaac; N M Gelber. A HISTORY OF POLISH JEWRY DURING THE REVIVAL OF POLAND. New York; Shengold Publishers, 1990. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 332 pages. 24 cm. First edition. This volume contains two lengthy essays on Polish-Jewish history, written by two qualified and eminent historians: The political history of Polish Jewry, 1918-1919; by Isaac Lewin - The national autonomy of Eastern-Galician Jewry in the West-Ukrainian Republic, 1918-1919; by Nahum Michael Gelber. Subjects: Jews - Poland - History - 20th century. Jews in public life - Poland. Jews - Ukraine - Galicia, Eastern - History - 20th century. Poland - Politics and government - 1918-1945. Poland - Ethnic relations. Galicia, Eastern (Ukraine) - Ethnic relations. Light wear to edge of jacket, previous owners name on inside verso, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-4-45) (ID #32210) $70.00.
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  95. Bacon, Gershon Chaim. THE POLITICS OF TRADITION: AGUDAT YISRAEL IN POLAND, 1916-1939 . Jerusalem; Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1996. Softbound. 8vo. 331 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Published under the auspices of the Studies of the Center for Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jews, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “Students of interwar Polish Jewry, modern Jewish politics and Orthodoxy will welcome Gershon Bacon's expansion of his authoritative dissertation on Agudat Israel. The present study is a comprehensive investigation of the origins and diverse fields of activity of Agudat Israel in Poland. In addition, the author has provided an epilogue that chronicles Aguda activity during the Holocaust, as well as its activities in the state of Israel. ” (review by Alan Mittleman, Studies in Contemporary Jewry Annual XV 1999) “Agudat Yisra’el; Aguda[h]; Union of Israel, is a political movement of Orthodox Jewry, founded at a conference in Kattowitz (Upper Silesia; today Katowice, Poland) in May 1912. Subsequently, branches of the movement were established in most countries of Western and Eastern Europe, as well as in the United States and pre-state Israel. It was in interwar Eastern Europe, though, that Agudas Yisroel reached the pinnacle of its political achievement and institutional development. Hasidic rebbes in Poland and yeshiva heads in Lithuania legitimized the movement religiously, and their followers formed the bulk of its constituency. Despite a conservative, traditional self-image, Agudas Yisroel owes a great deal of its organizational structure, educational policy, and political ideology to the approaches (or the perceived threats) of its ideological and political rivals. More extreme Orthodox elements (e. G., the rebbes of Belz and Munkács) denounced the very founding of an Orthodox political party as a betrayal of the tradition that the party purportedly wished to defend. Agudas Yisroel entered the arena of modern parliamentary and communal politics, but even in this new situation it regarded itself as a continuation of the venerable Jewish tradition of shtadlones (Heb., shtadlanut; intercessionary politics) . In its ideology, Agudas Yisroel introduced to Jewish politics the innovative doctrine of Daas Toyre (Torah view), a doctrine holding that great Torah scholars had an almost infallible ability to determine the proper path for the Jewish people not just in strictly religious matters, but also for social and political questions. Consequently, such scholars theoretically oversaw the interests and decisions of the party. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) Subjects: Orthodox Judaism - Poland - History - 20th century. Jews - Poland - History - 20th century. Geschichte 1916-1939. Agudat Israel. Agudat Israel. Poland - Ethnic relations. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-4-11) (ID #32174) $45.00.
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  97. Mendelsohn, Ezra. ZIONISM IN POLAND: THE FORMATIVE YEARS, 1915-1926. New Haven; Yale University Press, 1981. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XI, 373 pages. 24cm. First edition. Detailed study on the parties, tendencies, personalities, and regional disjuncts of the Zionist movements in Poland in the period 1915 to 1926. Written by Ezra Mendelsohn, Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry and in Russian and East European Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. This volume was awarded the Yefroykin Prize, Hebrew University, 1979 (awarded to best manuscript on the history of the Jews in Eastern Europe), it was also translated into Hebrew. Subjects: Zionism - Poland - History. Jews - Poland - History - 20th century. Sionisme - Pologne - Histoire. Juifs - Pologne - Histoire - 20e siècle. Zionisme. Zionismus. Geschichte 1915-1926. Poland - Ethnic relations. Light soiling to cloth, previous owners signature on endpage, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (EE-4-10) (ID #32173) $30.00.
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  99. Martin, Sean. JEWISH LIFE IN CRACOW 1918-1939. London; Vallentine Mitchell, 2004. Softbound. 8vo. XVIII, 276 pages. 23 cm. First edition. A “local study of a Jewish community in Poland before the Holocaust. It analyses the development of the Cracow Jewish press, schools and cultural organizations to show how Jews expressed their Jewish identities even as they were increasingly pressured to assimilate to Polish culture. The Jews of Cracow began to develop unique subcultures during the inter-war period, distinguishable from traditional Jewish culture as well as from Polish culture. Jewish newspapers, schools and cultural organizations promoted separate Jewish identity while advocating Jewish integration into the majority society, and the book shows how Jews in Poland could acculturate towards Polish culture without sacrificing a separate sense of communal identity. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Jews - Poland - Kraków - Identity. Jews - Poland - Civilization - 20th century. Joden. Juifs - Pologne - Cracovie - Conditions sociales - 20e siècle. Juifs - Pologne - Cracovie - Histoire - 20e siècle. Juifs - Acculturation - Pologne - Cracovie. Nationalisme - Pologne - Histoire - 20e siècle. Zydzi - Polska - 1918-1939 r. Kraków (Poland) - Ethnic relations. Cracovie (Pologne) - Relations interethniques. Pologne - Moeurs et coutumes - 1918-1945. Kraków (woj. Malopolskie) - stosunki etniczne - 1918-1939. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (EE-4-6) (ID #32169) $30.00.
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  101. Oppenheim, Israel. TENUAT HE-HALUTS BE-POLIN (1917-1929) . Yerushalayim; Hotsaat Sefarim A. Sh. Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-Ivrit, 1982. Hardback. 8vo. 671 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added title page: The "He-Halutz" movement in Poland, 1917-1929. The He-Haluts was a Zionist pioneering movement in Poland. “The founders of He-Haluts believed that no political or propaganda accomplishment would benefit Zionism in the long run unless it were complemented by deeds of personal fulfillment, which became a primary objective in the organization’s overall ideology. In other words, to actually implement the principles of He-Haluts, the individual was expected both to identify with the Histadrut (Labor Federation) and to live on a cooperative kibbutz in Palestine. … On an ideological level, the basic foundations of the He-Haluts movement were consolidated in 1917. Based on a combination of universal socialist and nationalist concepts, they drew ideological influence from the Tse‘ire Tsiyon party. He-Haluts continued to evolve in Russia even after the change of regime. The fundamentals of agricultural training farms and links with the budding kibbutz movement in Palestine were laid down. … The Fourth Aliyah (1924–1929) marked the first test of the populist concept, since at the time of the Third Aliyah (1919–1923) —the previous immigration wave—He-Haluts had still been in an amorphous ideological phase and had been a marginal factor in Diaspora public affairs. When He-Haluts held its world conference in 1923, the movement numbered only 7, 000 registered members, but membership increased to tens of thousands within a year and a half. This massive growth led to a change in the organization’s social structure. High-school students and middle-class youth were now replaced with thousands of working-class youngsters and unemployed individuals, including members of Zionist Socialist parties. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia; He-Haluts; article written by Israel Oppenheim) . Israel Oppenheim is Professor Emeritus of the History of the Jewish People, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba. Subjects: Labor Zionism - Poland - History. Jews - Poland - History - 20th century. Histadrut he-Haluts be-Polin. Poland - Ethnic relations. Light soiling to outer edges, previous owners name in pen on inside endpage; otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-5-32) (ID #32338) $30.00.
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  103. Fishman, Joshua A. SHTUDYES VEGN YIDN IN POYLN 1919-1939: DI TSVISHNSHPIL FUN SOTSYALE, EKONOMISHE UN POLITSISHE FAKTORN INEM KAMF FUN A MINARITET FAR IR KIEM = STUDIES ON POLISH JEWRY, 1919-1939: THE INTERPLAY OF SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL FACTORS . New York; Yivo Istitute For Jewish Research, 1974. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 537, 294, X pages. 24 cm. First edition. In English and Yiddish. With 31 fascimile reproductions of source documents from the interwar period. Edited by Joshua Fishman, educator, social psychologist, and sociolinguist. With contributions from Zosa Szajkowski, Ezekiel Lifschutz, Celia Heller, Pawel Korzec, Leonard Rowe, Isaiah Trunk, Moshe Kligsberg, Shimshon Tapuach, Israel Shayn, Marek Web, and Israel Oppenheim, on the following subjects: anti-semitism in Poland, Western Aid to Jewish communities, Orphans and child welfare in Poland, Halutz Hakhshara, Farming, materials for a bibliography of periodicals, assimilation, Jewish self-defense. Maps on endpages. Subjects: Jews - Poland - History. Yiddish periodicals - Poland - Bibliography. Antisemitism - Poland. Poland - History - 1918-1945. Light soiling to cloth, light bowing, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-4-4) (ID #32167) $30.00.
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  105. Pinchuk, Ben-Cion. SHTETL JEWS UNDER SOVIET RULE: EASTERN POLAND ON THE EVE OF THE HOLOCAUST. Cambridge, MA; Basil Blackwell, 1991. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 186 pages. 24 cm. First U. S. Edition. Black and white map on page viii titled, “Poland Under Soviet and German Occupation 1939 – 1941.” “In September, 1939 part of Eastern Poland was incorporated into the Soviet Union under the terms of a secret protocol drawn up between Molotov and Ribbentrop. A central issue in this crucial episode of East Europena history is the extent to which the Jews in the area collaborated in the imposition of Soviet rule, how they learned to live under a new system, and how a new culture evolved. But in the summer of 1941 the Red Army retreated from the region in the face of German invasion, and close behind the German army came the Einsatzgruppen, the mobile death units. This was an important moment in the history of the Holocaust, but one which has not previously been subjected to detailed examination, and Ben-Cion Pinchuk’s book will be essential reading to all who study the Second World War. ” (Dust Jacket) Subjects: Jews -- Poland -- History -- 20th century. Jews -- Belarus -- History -- 20th century. Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945. Belarus -- Ethnic relations. Very minimal shelf wear. With Dust Jacket. Fine, almost like new condition. (EE-6-2) (ID #32389) $30.00.
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  107. Heller, Celia Stopnicka. ON THE EDGE OF DESTRUCTION: JEWS OF POLAND BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS. . New York: Schocken Books, 1980. Wraps, 8vo, xi, 369 pages. Includes illustrations, 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Includes map and black and white photos. Subjects: Jews -- Poland -- History -- 20th century. Jews -- Poland -- Social conditions. Antisemitism -- Poland. Poland -- History -- 1918-1945. Poland -- Ethnic relations. A classic. Very good condition. (EE-3-34) (ID #32157) $20.00.
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  109. Eisenstein, Miriam. JEWISH SCHOOLS IN POLAND, 1919-39, THEIR PHILOSOPHY AND DEVELOPMENT. New York; King's Crown Press, 1950. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 112 pages. 21 cm. First edition. With frontispiece fold out map. Issued also as thesis, Columbia University. The author examines the nature of the interwar Polish Jewish school system, explaining the intramural culture and political groupings in the Jewish community that maintained the various networks of this system: Cysho, tarbut, Agudah, and mizrachi. Her intention was to record the intellectual struggle and aspirations of polish Jewry while memory was still fresh. She covers ‘the emergence of the two main political forces in jewish life - the bund and the zionist movement’ and the various school systems, including the ultra-orthodox. There is discussion of the ideology and curriculum of each educational network. Subjects: Jews - Education - Poland. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-4-1) Xx (ID #32163) $75.00.
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  111. Weinryb, Bernard D. THE JEWS OF POLAND; A SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN POLAND FROM 1100 TO 1800. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1973. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. xvi, 424 pages. 25 cm. Bibliography on pages 403-409. Subjects: Jews--Poland--History. Gilt lettering on the cover and spine, colored end papers with map. Soiling to outer edges, institutional stamps on endpages and jacket. Good condition in good jacket (EE-3-29A) (ID #32154) $40.00.
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  113. Lewin, Isaac. THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN POLAND: HISTORICAL ESSAYS. New York; Philosophical Library, 1985. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XIII, 247 pages. 22 cm. First edition. "A Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America book. " A collection of essays on Jewish life, history, and folklore in Poland prior to the holocaust, by Rabbi Dr. Isaac Lewin, (1906 - 1995), who was a Professor Emeritus of Jewish History at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University; Lewin served two terms on the city council of Lodz before 1939, he arrived in America in 1941, and was involved in rescue efforts through Vaad Ha-Hatzala, and he was spokesman for the Agudath Israel in the United Nations. Subjects: Jews - Poland - History. Aufsatzsammlung. Geschichte. Geschichte 1264-1945. Poland - Ethnic relations. Light soiling to jacket, otherwise fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-4-14) (ID #32178) $30.00.
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  115. Shulman, Nisson E.; Benjamin Aaron Ben Abraham Slonik. AUTHORITY AND COMMUNITY: POLISH JEWRY IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. New York; Yeshiva University Press, 1986. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XV, 265 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Based on the author's thesis (doctoral-Yeshiva University) . "The second part of this volume contains the 'case histories' themselves, as recorded by Rabbi Slonik". The second part consists of a digest of Slonik’s ‘Mas’at Binyamin’ (1633), containing 112 responsa and including questions and comments by his two sons, Avraham and Ya‘akov. “The responsa of Rabbi Benjamin Aaron ben Abraham Slonik, when viewed against the background of the writings of his teachers and contemporaries, as well as other sources available to us, present a detailed picture of the religious, cultural, communal and economic life of sixteenth-century Polish Jewry. ” (Jacket description) . Subjects: Jews - Poland - History - 16th century. Judaism - Poland - History - 16th century. Responsa - 1040-1600. Poland - Ethnic relations. Institutional stamps on backstrip and endpages, otherwise very clean and fresh in good jacket. Good + condition. (EE-4-16A) (ID #32181) $30.00.
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  117. Opalski, Magdalena; Israel Bartal. POLES AND JEWS: A FAILED BROTHERHOOD. Hanover, N. H.; Brandeis University Press, 1992. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XI, 191 pages. 24 cm. First edition. The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series, 13. “Poles and Jews draws upon a vast archive of Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew, German, French, and Russian literary works and historical sources to examine Polish and Jewish perceptions of the Polish-Jewish rapprochement of the early 1860s. The idea of a Polish-Jewish brotherhood developed during the wave of patriotic demonstrations that swept through Poland in 1861-1862 and culminated in the Polish national insurrection against Czarist Russia in 1863. With the revolution, Polish separatists appealed for Jewish support and promised full equality as a reward. Despite the Jewish tradition of loyalty to the Czar, many took active part in the anti-Russian underground and partisan war. The 1864 defeat transformed Polish attitudes from enthusiasm to ambivalence. The conflicting interpretations by Poles and Jews of the short-lived "brotherhood" of the 1860s remained at the center of Polish-Jewish relations through the remainder of the nineteenth century. Changing ideologies and political currents saw this tradition adapted to fit conflicting needs. While Jewish reflection on the past accelerated growth of Jewish nationalism, the Poles used their interpretation to score points for and against the integration of Jews into Polish society. The period covered in Poles and Jews sets the stage for the tragedies of 20th-century Central and Eastern European history. By examining and comparing Polish and Jewish literary reflections on the revolt, Opalski and Bartal illuminate an important period for all those interested in Jewish and Polish history and in Polish, Hebrew, and Yiddish literature. ” (Publishers description) . Subjects: Jews - Poland - History - 19th century. Jews - Poland - Public opinion. Public opinion - Poland. Jews - Poland - Attitudes. Jews in literature. Polish literature - 19th century - History and criticism. Juifs - Pologne - Opinion publique. Littérature polonaise -- 19e siècle - Histoire et critique. Poland - History - Revolution, 1863-1864 - Jews. Poland - Ethnic relations. Small tear along side of cloth backstrip, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-4-13) (ID #32177) $30.00.
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  119. Abramsky, Chimen; MacIej Jachimczyk; Antony Polonsky. THE JEWS IN POLAND. Oxford, UK; B. Blackwell, 1986. Publishers cloth. 8vo. VI, 264, [4] pages. 24 cm. First edition. Papers presented at the International Conference on Polish-Jewish Studies, held in Oxford, in Sept. 1984./ Published in association with the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, Oxford. “By the end of the 17th century probably three quarters of world Jewry dwelt within the borders of the Polish republic, which became not only a haven from persecution but the centre of a flourishing Jewish culture. This culture survived the decline and partition of the Polish state and in the 19th century became the seedbed for the intellectual movements that were to transform the Jewish world - zionism, secularism, socialism and neo-orthodoxy. With the development of mass emigration from the late 19th century onwards, the influence of Jews from the former Polish Republic was carried to Western Europe, North and South America, South Africa and Australasia. The Jews in Poland focuses on the relationship of the Jews to the other peoples with whom they lived - sometimes in harmony, sometimes in conflict - to offer a general outline of the most significant factors in the evolution of Jewish life in Poland from the beginnings of Jewish settlement to the present day. ” (Publishers description) . Subjects: Jews - Poland - History - Congresses. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Poland - Congresses. Joden. Poland - Ethnic relations - Congresses. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (EE-4-12) (ID #32175) $30.00.
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  121. Breger, Marcus. ZUR HANDELSGESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN POLEN WÄHREND DES 17. JAHRHUNDERTS: MIT BESONDERER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER JUDENSCHAFT POSENS . Berlin; Buchhandlung R. Mass, 1932. Original Wraps. 8vo. VII, [I], 46 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. The author’s dissertation, written for the rabbinical seminary in Breslau. ‘Commercial History of the Jews in Poland in Poland during the 17th century; with particular reference to the Jewish community of Posen. "According to records from 1674–1676, Jews made up slightly more than 30 percent of the town’s inhabitants. Most of Poznan’s Jews earned a living from commerce, particularly in textiles, skins, and furs; they traded not only locally but also over distances, linking the republic with markets to the west such as those in Leipzig and Frankfurt an der Oder. Other Jews worked as tailors, butchers, furriers, shoemakers, and goldsmiths. In the period before Poland was partitioned, Poznan was home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the commonwealth. It possessed highly developed institutions of self-rule, to which they elected as many as 100 officials each year. Unique to Poznan’s community was the activity of the electors (kesherim), who were not limited by executive duties but continued working year round, constituting a kind of communal senate. Poznan’s Jewish clergy not only led the local yeshiva but also acted as chief rabbis of Great Poland. ” (Yivo Encyclopedia) . Rabbi Marcus Breger served the Jewish community on the Island of Rhodes as rabbi and Av Bet-Din. He was also the Professor of Talmud at the Island’s renowned rabbinical seminary, The Collegio Rabbinico, which served Jewish communities in the Balkans, Eretz Israel, Egypt, and Ethiopia from 1928-1938. Despite its relatively short history, this seminary became one of the premiere rabbinical seminaries serving Sephardic communities across the region; he came to America in 1938, and served in the army as the highest ranking Jewish chaplain in the pacific theatre of the second world war. He served the Congregation Anshei Israel in Tucson, Arizona, and helped found the Judaic Studies Program at The University of Arizona, which is now named in his honor. Subjects: Jews - Commerce - Poland - History. Jews - Poland - Economic conditions. Edges of wraps worn, pages aged, otherwise clean. Good condition. (EE-4-18) (ID #32183) $100.00.
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  123. Elbaum, Jacob. PETIHUT VE-HISTAGRUT: HA-YETSIRAH HA-RUHANIT-HA-SIFRUTIT BE-POLIN UVE-ARTSOT ASHKENAZ BE-SHILHE HA-MEAH HA-SHESH-ESREH. Jerusalem; Magnes Press, 1990. Hardback. 8vo. 455 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added English title page: ‘Openness and Insularity; Late Sixteenth Century Jewish Literature in Poland and Ashkenaz. ’ A survey of responsa, sermons, and other written texts produced by various writers in Polish communities in the late sixteenth century, including the works of members of the Horowitz family, Efrayim Shelomoh ben Aharon of Luntshits, and Mordekhai ben Avraham Yafeh. Subjects: Judaism - Poland - History - 16th century. Judaism - Germany - History - 16th century. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Jewish religious literature - Poland - History and criticism. Jewish religious literature - Germany - History and criticism. Light bumping to edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-4-19) (ID #32184) $100.00.
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  125. Kubit, Bozena. MATERIALY Z KONFERENCJI ZYDZI GLIWICCY: MUZEUM W GLIWICACH, 17-18 LISTOPADA 2005. Gliwice; Muzeum W Gliwicach, 2006. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 325 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Polish. The Jews of Gliwice, Materials from the Conference. Articles chiefly in Polish; two articles in English; summaries in English, German, and Polish. With 124 illustrations throughout, many in color. Contains the following essays (English title given): The Jewish civil vital records in the Gliwice Archive and their context; The Jewish community in Gliwice: group inventory at the Archives of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw; A history of Jewish settlers in Silesia with special consideration to Gliwice, including legal conditions: assimilation of the German Jewish in the 19th century; The Gliwice industrialists of Jewish origin: their role in the city's life and development; The Gliwice Jews' religious and social life and cultural organisations in the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century; The participation of the Jewish community members in the cultural life of Gliwice; Jewish schools in Gliwice; The architecture of the synagogue in Gliwice against the 19th c. Synagogue architecture of Europe and Upper Silesia; The rabbis of Gliwice; Obliterated trace: the history of the Jewish cemeteries in Gliwice (Gleiwitz); The pre-funeral house at the new Jewish cemetery the Gliwice, a masterpiece by Max Fleischer, against his other works in central Europe; The Jewish community of Gleiwitz, 1933-1943; Growing anti-Semitism in the Gliwice press 1933-1939; The Bernheim Petition: David's victory over Goliath; Gliwice on the route of the "death march"; Jews in Gliwice after World War II; Judaica in the collection of the Museum of Gliwice. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Poland - Gliwice - Exhibitions. Zydzi gliwiccy - The Jews of Gliwice - Juden in Gleiwitz. Jews - Poland - Gliwice - History - Congresses. OCLC lists 18 copies. Light shelf wear to corners. Near fine. Great condition. (EE-4-9) (ID #32172) $30.00.
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  127. Balaban, Majer. DZIEJE ZYDOW W KRAKOWIE I NA KAZIMIERZU (1304-1868); TOME 1: 1304-1655 [VOL 1 ONLY]. Krako´w; Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza, 1985. Publishers cloth. 4to. XXIV, 471 pages. 28 cm. Limited edition. In Polish. Number 32; limited edition of 1250 numbered copies. History of the Jews of Cracow. Volume one only, from 1304 to 1655. Reprint; originally published: Krako´w: Izraelicka Gmina Wyznaniowa; gl. Skl. W ksie G. L. Frommera, 1912-36. Majer Balaban (1877–1942), “historian and educator. Majer Balaban was a founder and architect of modern Polish Jewish historiography and the first to synthesize both Polish archival sources and Jewish communal records and rabbinic responsa. … Balaban published hundreds of works in Polish, German, Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish. His popular essays were featured regularly in the Jewish press. His work is largely descriptive, focusing on leading personalities, families, and religious movements and devoting considerable attention to material culture and daily life. In his local histories, for example, the topography of the Jewish quarter in various periods is described in detail. Among his many outstanding works is his two-volume history of Jews in Kraków (1931, 1936; Hebrew translation, 2003), which remains the most detailed study of a leading Jewish community. ” (Yivo Encyclopedia) Subjects: Jews - Poland - Krako´w - History. Jews - Poland - Kazimierz (Pulawy) - History. Krako´w (Poland) - Ethnic relations. Kazimierz (Pulawy, Poland) - Ethnic relations. OCLC lists 11 copies. Light shelf wear to cloth, overall clean and fresh. Great condition. (EE-4-8) (ID #32171) $115.00.
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  129. Hundert, Gershon David. THE JEWS IN A POLISH PRIVATE TOWN: THE CASE OF OPATÓW IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. Baltimore; Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XVI, 242 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “The Jews in a Polish Private Town is a provocative history of the Jewish community in Opatow. Drawing on original documents in Polish, Hebrew, and Yiddish –many of them previously unpublished – Hundert has produced a unique account of the social, demographic, political, and economic realities of life in this community. His work also serves as a remarkable case study of Jewish life in eighteenth-century Poland, covering such topics as Jewish-Christian relations; communal organization; the family and the status of women; the authority of the elite and the power of the town owner; the role of deference in Jewish society; the relationship between the magnates and the organs of Jewish autonomy; and the effect of the Polish political system on Jewish life. ” (Publishers description) . “Born in Toronto and educated at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Ohio State University and Columbia University where he took his Ph. D. In 1978, Gershon Hundert has taught at McGill University in the Departments of History and Jewish Studies since 1975. At present he is Professor of History, and holds the Segal Chair in Jewish Studies. He has had visiting positions at Yale, Harvard and the Hebrew University. ” (Author’s Biography; American Jewish Studies) . Subjects: Jews - Poland - Opatów (Tarnobrzeg) - History - 18th century. Joden. Geschichte (1700-1800) . Opatów (Tarnobrzeg, Poland) - Ethnic relations. Opatów. Juden. In very good jacket. Great condition. (EE-4-7) (ID #32170) $110.00.
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  131. Balaban, Majer. DIE JUDENSTADT VON LUBLIN . Berlin; Jüdischer Verlag, 1919. Publishers cloth. 4to. 112 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In German. ‘The Jewish City of Lublin’. With 60 illustrations. Monograph of Lublin’s Jewish history by Majer Balaban (1877–1942), “historian and educator. Majer Balaban was a founder and architect of modern Polish Jewish historiography and the first to synthesize both Polish archival sources and Jewish communal records and rabbinic responsa. … Balaban completed his dissertation in 1904, on Jews in Lwów at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Zydzi lwowscy na przelomie XVIgo I XVIIgo wieku; 1906) . Thereafter he taught in secondary schools until the outbreak of World War I, when he served as a military chaplain in the Austrian army. While stationed in Lublin, he took advantage of the opportunity to prepare a short monograph on the history of Jews in that community. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) . “His book on the Jews of Lublin, Die Judenstadt von Lublin (Berlin, 1919), is a vivid survey of history of the Jews in that city. ” (EJ 2008) . Subjects: Jews - Poland. Lublin (Poland) . Poland; social history under capitalism, before 1945; social conditions; social groups; (movements of) national minorities; Jews. Binding repaired; light soiling to cloth, pages aged, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (EE-5-31) (ID #32337) $50.00.
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  133. Shatzky, Jacob. GESHIKHTE FUN YIDN IN VARSHE [3 VOLUMES COMPLETE]. Nyu-York; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Historishe Sektsye, 1947-1953. Softbound. 8vo. 348, 305, 460 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. History of the Jews in Warsaw, in three volumes: band 1. Fun di onhaybn bizn oyfshtand fun 1831. - band 2. Fun 1831 bizn oyfshtand fun 1863 - band 3. Fun 1863 biz 1869. “When YIVO was reconstituted in New York in 1940, Shatzky chaired its Historical Section and was coeditor of the journal YIVO-bleter. Under the institute’s auspices, Shatzky undertook his monumental, unfinished history of Warsaw’s Jews (Geshikhte fun yidn in Varshe, 3 vols.; 1947–1953) . He employed a multiplicity of Jewish and non-Jewish sources to evoke the varied fabric of Warsaw’s Jewry. Some scholars, including Philip Friedman, criticized his interpretation of economic and statistical data. ” Yankev Shatzky (1893–1956), “historian and librarian. A native of Warsaw, Yankev Shatzky spent most of his career in the United States, closely associated with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. His published works number more than a thousand, including hundreds of scholarly articles, scores of major book reviews, monographs, and book-length studies, in addition numerous anthologies and annuals that he edited. Writing primarily in Yiddish, but also in Polish and Hebrew, Shatzky ranged over the length and breadth of modern Jewish history and thought. He also wrote extensively on the history of Yiddish theater and popular Jewish culture. His best and most important works focused on the Jews of Poland, Lithuania, and Ukraine—the constituent parts of Old Poland. ” (Yivo Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe) Subjects: Jews - Poland - Warsaw - History. Warsaw (Poland) - Ethnic relations. Light wear to edges of wraps, internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-4-5) (ID #32168) $40.00.
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  135. Mandelbom, David Avraham. YESHIVAT HAKHME LUBLIN: HA-YESHIVAH U-MEYASDAH: MAHARAM SHAPIRA ZATSAL [TWO VOLUME SET]. Bene Berak; Ha-Makhon Le-Hotsaat Sefarim She-A. Y. Ha-Merkaz Le-Idud Mifale Tarbut U-Mehkarim Toraniyim Be-Yisrael, 1993. Hardback. 8vo. 383; 579 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Two Volumes. A history of the famous Yeshiva Hakhme in Lublin, as well as a biography of Rabbi Meir Shapira. Profusely illustrated throughout with facsimile letters, documents, and photographs of the building, Rabbi Shapira, and others. Yeshivat Hakhme Lublin (Yeshiva of the Sages of Lublin) was a large-scale modern institutional yeshiva in Lublin; the cornerstone of Yeshivat Hakhme Lublin was laid in 1924, and the doors were opened in 1930; Meir Shapira assumed the post of head of the yeshiva and rabbi of Lublin. The institution quickly took its place among the leading yeshivas at the time. “In 1930, thanks to Rabbi Me’ir Shapira and the generosity of Polish and world Jewry, Yeshivat Hakhme Lublin was opened, serving as a model for other educational religious institutions. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) . In 2003 the building was returned to the Jewish community of Lublin; its renovated synagogue was reopened on February 11, 2007; under current plans, the first Museum of Hasidism in Europe will be located in the renovated building. Subjects: Yeshivas - Poland - Lublin. Rabbis - Poland - Lublin - Biography. Hasidim - Poland - Lublin - Biography. Shapira, Meir, 1887-1933.Yeshivat Hakhme Lublin. (Lublin, Poland) . OCLC lists 21 copies. Very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-5-33) (ID #32339) $75.00.
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  137. (Galicia) Mahler, Raphael. DER KAMF TSVISHN HASKOLE UN HSIDES IN GALITSYE IN DER ERSHTER HELFT FUN 19TN YORHUNDERT. New York: Bibliotek Fun Yivo., 1942. Cloth., 8vo. 254 pages. In Yiddish. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) – history; Hasidism – history. Mahler (1899-1977), a historian, was born in Poland. After studying in Vienna, he taught history at Jewish schools in his home country. In 1937, he moved to New York, where he continued his teaching career. In 1950, he moved once again, this time to Israel, and there taught at Tel-Aviv University. He wrote profusely on Jewish history in Polish, German, English, and Hebrew, and was awarded the Israel Prize in 1977.(EJ) Lightly bumped edges of cloth, internally very clean, very good condition. (EE-3-33) (ID #32156) $35.00.
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  139. Raba, Joel. BEN ZIKARON LE-HAKHHASHAH: GEZEROT 408 VE-409 BI-RESHIMOT BENE HA-ZEMAN UVE-REI HA-KETIVAH HA-HISTORIT. Tel-Aviv; Ha-Makhon Le-Heker Ha-Tefutsot, Universitat Tel-Aviv, 1994. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 381, VII pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Synopsis in English. Added title page: ‘Between remembrance and denial: the fate of the Jews in the wars of the Polish Commonwealth during the mid-seventeenth century as shown in contemporary writings and historical research. ’ A detailed historiographic analysis of Gzeyres Takh Vetat “[Evil] Decrees of 1648–1649”, the Khmel’nyts’kyi uprising and destruction of much of the towns, and Jewish communities, of Ukraine-Poland; the emphasis is on period sources, Ukrainian and Jewish, and the type of memory bound in remembrance. Contains two dozen illustrations of period sources and titlepages. The research for this book was done as a part of the research programme of the Diaspora Research Institute, Tel-Aviv University. Subjects: Gezerot tah ve-tat, 1648-1649. Jews – Poland - Historiography. Jews - Poland - History - 17th century. Jews - Poland - History - Sources. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Great condition. (EE-4-17) (ID #32182) $40.00.
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  141. Malenczyk, Jerzy. A GUIDE TO JEWISH LODZ. Warsaw, Jewish Information And Tourist Bureau, 1994. Softcover. 57 pages. Ill. Maps. 22 x 10 cm. First Edition. Series: Library of "our roots" vol. 4. A tourists’ guide to Lodz, Poland, including a brief history of Poland, walking tours and foldout maps and brief biographies of notable former Jewish Lodz residents . SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Poland -- Lódz. Joden. Geographic: Lódz (Poland) -- Tours. Juden. Lodz. Includes 2 folded maps. ISBN: 839042360X. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Light wear to cover, but internal pages are clean and binding is tight; very good condition. (EE-3-22) (ID #32051) $55.00.
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  143. Raba, Joel. BETWEEN REMEMBRANCE AND DENIAL: THE FATE OF THE JEWS IN THE WARS OF THE POLISH COMMONWEALTH DURING THE MID-SEVENTEENTH CENTURY AS SHOWN IN CONTEMPORARY WRITINGS AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH . Boulder; East European Monographs, 1995. Publishers cloth. 8vo. VIII, 519 pages. 23 cm. First English edition. Original Hebrew title: Ben zikaron le-hakhhasha. "The research for this book was done as a part of the research programme of the Diaspora Research Institute, Tel-Aviv University. It was published in Hebrew as volume 98 of this institute's publications. " Contents: Image as Reality - I. The Generation Which Had Seen the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. A. The Message of the Survivors - Descriptions and Prayers. B. The Polish Image of the Events. C. First Foreign Echoes - II. The Memory of Yesterday. A. 'Contemporary History'. B. Omission of Suffering in Western Literature. C. The Emergence of the Ukrainian Image of the Past - III. Folk Memory and the Romantic World Vision. A. Ukrainian Folk Songs on the Hour of Terror and Turning-Point. B. From Cossack Chronicle to National History: The Beginnings of Ukrainian Historiography. C. Human Fate in the Polish Romantic Historiography - IV. The Scientific Perception: Historiography of the Rational World. A. The Past as Perceived by an Enlightened Jew. B. Challenging Traditional Images: Polish Historical Memory After the Period of National Uprisings. C. The Observer: Russian Historiography - V. In the Tempests of State Nationalism. Subjects: Gezerot tah ve-tat, 1648-1649. Jews - Poland - Historiography. Jews - Poland - History - 17th century. Jews - Poland - History - Sources. Joden. Poolse delingen. Oorlogen. Antisemitismus. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-4-46) (ID #32211)xx $30.00.
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  145. Kempner, Raphael. KWARTALNIK POSWIECONY BADANIU PRZESZLOSCI ZYDÓW W POLSCE, (TWO ISSUES OF THREE: ROCZ. 1, ZESZ. 2; ROCZ. 1, ZESZ. 3) . Warszawie; Szcionkami Drukarni Naukowej, 1912-1913. Original Wraps. 4to. 147, 35; 190, 46 pages. 26 cm. 1st edition. In Polish. Issues two and three of the ‘Quarterly for Research on the Past of the Jews in Poland’, dedicated to research in Polish Jewish history. Only three issues were published total (1912-1913) . Journal cofounded by Szymon Ashkenazy, famous Jewish Polish Historian. Includes essays by Majer Balaban. Volume two contains an appendix, with plates, concerning old synagogues. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Periodicals. Zydzi - Polska - historia - czasopisma. OCLC lists 8 copies. Wraps absent from third issue, present in second; edges bumped, lightly brittle, with some edge wear on issue two, internally clean and fresh. Fair condition. (EE-4-44) (ID #32209) $100.00.
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  147. Cala, Alina. THE IMAGE OF THE JEW IN POLISH FOLK CULTURE. Jerusalem; Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1995. Original wraps. 8vo. 235, [8] pages. 22 cm. First English edition. Polish title: Wizerunek Zyda w polskiej kulturze ludowej. With 8 pages of black and white plates. “The subject in the title of this book has not been taken up too often. Polish historiography and ethnography have avoided delving into the problems of Polish-Jewish relations, probably because it was (and still is) an emotional subject, painful for some and irritating to others. The last half-century has not afforded many opportunities for a dispassionate exchange of opinions as the last war brought about the extermination of the Polish Jews and put an end to the discussion once and for all. The history of the towns and economy of Poland cannot be written without discussing the activities of Jews. Closely connected with this problem is the question of the Jew's place in the social hierarchy and consequently - mutual attitudes. This study is an attempt to present the picture of intergroup contacts as it has been preserved in people's memory. It is also an effort to reconstruct the model of behaviours towards a community seen as alien. ” (Publishers Description) . In the series: Studies of the Center for Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jews, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Subjects: Jews - Poland -Public opinion. Jews - Poland - Folklore. Public opinion - Poland. Antisemitism - Poland. Folklore - Poland. Volkscultuur. Beeldvorming. O¨ffentliche Meinung Volkskultur. Poland - Ethnic relations. Light wear to wraps, overall very fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-4-43) (ID #32208) $30.00.
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  149. Glicksman, William M. JEWISH SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTIONS IN POLAND: AS DESCRIBED IN THE MEMORIAL (YIZKOR) BOOKS: STUDIES IN JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITY. Philadelphia; M. E. Kalish Folkshul,, 1976. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XXII, 177 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Detailed study of Kehillah in Poland using Yizkor volumes as sources, with focus on medical professions and hospitals, welfare institutions, Bikur-holim, free loan societies, orphanages, old age homes, etc.; with bibliography of yizkor volumes, and outline of Yizkor books as a source of historical studies. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Charities. Memorial books (Holocaust) . Institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-4-3) (ID #32166) $35.00.
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  151. Jagielski, Jan; Robert Pasieczny. A GUIDE TO JEWISH WARSAW. Warsaw; Jewish Information And Tourist Bureau, 1990. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 63 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Library of "our roots" volume 1. Three maps in pocket. Profusely illustrated, with maps and illustrations, with walking map, and history of ‘traces of Jewish existence’ in Warsaw. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Warsaw. Warsaw (Poland) - Guidebooks. Warschau. OCLC lists 22 copies. Light wear to edges of wraps, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-4-36) (ID #32201) $50.00.
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  153. Wlodek, Roman. III FESTIWAL KULTURY ZYDOWSKIEJ W KRAKOWIE, 6-14 CZERWCA 1992 = 3RD JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL IN CRACOW, JUNE 6-14 1992. Kraków; Centrum Filmowe Graffiti, 1992. Original Wraps. 8vo. 167 pages. 21 cm. In Polish and English. With 62 photographs. Program for the Third Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow, with history and photographs of the previous two festivals (with photographs of Czeslaw Milosz, Manfred Lamm, Shura Lipovsky, etc); lengthy articles introducing the musical acts (Adrienne Cooper, Klezmatics, Zalmen Mlotek, etc. ), films, plays and events of the third festival. “A very small community of Jews stayed in Kraków, and in the 1990s a revival of Jewish culture took place. The Center for Jewish Culture, located in Kazimierz, organizes a variety of public events; a popular Jewish cultural festival is held each year. A center for Jewish studies has been established at the Jagiellonian University, while many of the remaining synagogues in Kazimierz are gradually being restored. ” (Yivo Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Festiwal Kultury Zydowskiej (3; 1992; Kraków) . Jews - Poland - Intellectual life. OCLC lists two copies (Nukat, Natl Libr Poland) . Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-5-4) (ID #32307) $50.00.
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  155. World Federation Of Polish Jews. American Executive. SEFER HA-SHANAH = YORBUKH = YEARBOOK; 1967. Tel-Aviv; Ha-Federatsyah, 1967. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 388 pages. 24 cm.. In Hebrew and Yiddish. Yearbook of the World Federation of Polish Jews, 1967, published in Tel Aviv. Essays on ‘Polish and Lithuanian Jewry and their method of Torah Study, by Moses Shulvass; ‘Traditional Heritage of the Polish Jews’, by S. Z. Kahane; ‘Development of the Hebrew culture in Poland’, by Samuel Rosenheck; ‘Jewish Culture in Poland before the two World Wars’, by Shlomo Schweizer; ‘Jewish Schools in Poland between the two wars’, by Arieh Tartakower; ‘The Jewish Press in Poland between the two world wars’, by David Flinker; ‘Jewish Theatre in Poland between the two World Wars’, by Itzhak Turkow-Grudberg; ‘Institute for the Sciences of Judaism in the Warsaw’, by Abraham Weiss; ‘Yeshiva Hahmei Lubliu’, by Itzhak Lewin. Edited by Arieh Tartakower (1897–1982), sociologist, demographer, and communal leader, “founder and chairman of Hitahadut, the Labor Zionist organization in Poland, and also served as an alderman of the city of Lodz during 1938–39.” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jews - Poland - Periodicals. OCLC lists 26 copies. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-4-22) (ID #32187) $75.00.
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  157. Lewin, Louis. DIE LANDESSYNODE DER GROSSPOLNISCHEN JUDENSCHAFT. Frankfurt A. M.; J. Kauffmann, 1926. Original Wraps. 8vo. 126 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew. ‘The national synod of the large Polish Jewish Community. ’ A history of early Polish Jewish communities, with an emphasis on the period of the ‘Council of Four Lands’. “Louis Lewin (1868-1941) was born in Znin, Posen, but was raised in Frankfurt am Main. He earned a Ph. D. Degree at the University of Heidelberg in 1893 for his dissertation on Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai, and obtained rabbinic ordination at the Hildesheimer Seminary in Berlin. While in Berlin he also studied with Moritz Steinschneider, the noted Judaica bibliographer, at the Veitel-Heine Ephraim'sche Lehranstalt. Lewin followed in his mentor Steinschneider’s footsteps and developed a keen interest in collecting books and manuscripts. After completing his formal education, Lewin returned to Posen where he occupied rabbinic positions in Hohensalza (German, Inowraclaw - Polish), Pinne (Pniewy) and Kempen (Kepno) . In 1920 he received life tenure as rabbi of Kattowitz, Oberschlesien (Katowice, Upper Silesia) . ” (Yeshiva University; Lewin Collection) In the series: Schriften der Gesellschaft zur förderung der wissenschaft des judentums. 27. Contains depot stamp on title page; “Offenbach AM Archival Depot”; thus a rescued book. Subjects: Jews – Poland. Light wear to wraps, overall very clean and fresh. Very Good Condition. (EE-5-3) (ID #32306) $60.00.
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  159. Korzeniowski, Jozef. KALENDARZ ZYDOWSKI 1987-1988. Warszawa; [N. L. ], 1987. Original Wraps. 8vo. XXXII, 176 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Polish, with some Yiddish and Hebrew. “Jewish Calendar, 1987-1988”. Illustrated with color plates throughout. With essays on Polish Jewish history and religious customs, includes essay on the ‘old Jewish cemetery in Lublin’; as well as a calendar of holidays and remembrance days for the years 1987 through 1988. Subjects: Calendrier. Judaïsme - Histoire. Pologne - Judaïsme. OCLC lists two copies (Danish Union Cat, Paris Sorbonne) Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (EE-4-41) (ID #32206) $50.00.
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  161. Zebrowski, Rafal. DZIEJE ZYDÓW W POLSCE: KALENDARIUM . Warszawa; Zydowski Instytut Historyczny W Polsce, 1993. Original Wraps. 8vo. 181 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Polish. History of Polish Jewry; A Chronology. Detailed chronology of major events in Polish Jewish history, from the tenth century until 1993; published by the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland. Subjects: Jews - Poland - History - Chronology. Joden. Zydzi - Polska - historia - chronologia. Geschichte. Zeittafel. Polen. Light wear to wraps, minor pen marks in a few margins, overall fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-4-40) (ID #32205) $35.00.
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  163. Lastik, Salomon. Z DZIEJÓW OSWIECENIA ZYDOWSKIEGO; LUDZIE I FAKTY . Warszawa; Panstwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, 1961. Original wraps. 8vo. 293 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Polish. ‘History of the Jewish Enlightenment; History and Facts’. History of the Haskala, with an emphasis on figures in Poland during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Written by Salomon Lastik (1907-1977) a member of the Union of Jewish Writers and Journalists in Poland in the pre-war period; he survived in Kazakhstan, and throughout the post war period in Poland worked as a journalist focusing on social issues and education, and as a literary critic of Jewish history and culture. He was involved with the State Jewish Theater in Warsaw, translated Yiddish poetry into Polish, and compiled a pedagogical handbook for teachers of Yiddish. Subjects: Haskalah. Pologne. Haskala. Wraps lightly soiled, light bumping to edges, overall very fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-4-39) (ID #32204) $40.00.
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  165. Shulman, Nisson E.; Benjamin Aaron Ben Abraham Slonik. AUTHORITY AND COMMUNITY: POLISH JEWRY IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. New York; Yeshiva University Press, 1986. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XV, 265 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Based on the author's thesis (doctoral-Yeshiva University) . "The second part of this volume contains the 'case histories' themselves, as recorded by Rabbi Slonik". The second part consists of a digest of Slonik’s ‘Mas’at Binyamin’ (1633), containing 112 responsa and including questions and comments by his two sons, Avraham and Ya‘akov. “The responsa of Rabbi Benjamin Aaron ben Abraham Slonik, when viewed against the background of the writings of his teachers and contemporaries, as well as other sources available to us, present a detailed picture of the religious, cultural, communal and economic life of sixteenth-century Polish Jewry. ” (Jacket description) . Subjects: Jews - Poland - History - 16th century. Judaism - Poland - History - 16th century. Responsa - 1040-1600. Poland - Ethnic relations. With signature of previous author on endpage (David Kranzler – holocaust historian); outer edges foxed and soiled, light wear to jacket, slight bowing to binding, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (EE-4-16) (ID #32180) $30.00.
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  167. Ruta, Magdalena. NUSECH POJLN: STUDIA Z DZIEJO´W KULTURY JIDYSZ W POWOJENNEJ POLSCE = NUSAH POYLIN. Krako´w; Wydawn. Austeria,, 2008. Softbound. 8vo. 356 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Polish, with alternate title page in Yiddish. ‘Nusech Poyln. Studies in the history of Yiddish culture in post-war Poland’. Proceedings of the conference on ‘history of Yiddish culture in the communist countries after World War II’, organized by the Department of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University and Kollegium Judische Studien in Potsdam, which was held in Krakow in November 2006. With a major emphasis on the history of Farlag Idisz Buch and TSKZ (Social-Cultural Association of Jews in Poland) . Contains the following essays: Bozena Szaynok - The issue of Jewish Communist policy in the years 1949-1953; Jaff Schatz - Communists in "the Jewish sector": identity, ethos and institutional structure; August Grabski, Martyna Rusiniak - Jewish communists after the Holocaust to the language of Polish Jewry; Renata Diplomacy - Jewish Society for the Promotion of Fine Arts - an attempt to continue the art of Jewish life in the years 1946-1949; Miroslaw M. Bulat - Press Polish and Yiddish theater in Poland (1947-1956) - screens dialogue. Part I: Extracts from the world of appearances; Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov - Some notes on the publications of "Idisz Buch"; Moishe Szklary - Newspaper "Folks-Sztyme" - personal reflections; Joseph Sobelman - "Our Voice" - Polish-language supplement to "Folks-Sztyme"; Gennady Estraikh - Influence of Polish Jews in the revival of Yiddish culture in the Soviet Union; Nathan Cohen - Causes of emigration of Polish Yiddish writers; Magdalena Ruta - Topics of Yiddish literature in Poland during the years 1945-1949, preliminary research; Magdalena Sitarz - Pictures of the Polish post-war work of Leib Olickiego; Eugenia Prokop-Janiec - Yiddish literature in Polish publications of the communist period. Subjects: Jews -Poland - History - 20th century. Jews - Intellectual life. Jews - Social life and customs. Yiddish literature - History and criticism - 20th century. Kultur. OCLC lists 23 copies. Institutional stamps on wraps and endpages, otherwise near fine. Very good condition. (EE-4-37) (ID #32202) $75.00.
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  169. Fuks, Marian. ZYDZI W WARSZAWIE: ZYCIE CODZIENNE, WYDARZENIA, LUDZIE. Poznan/Daszewice; Sorus, 1992. Original Wraps. 8vo. 403, [48] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Polish. ‘Jews in Warsaw. Life. Events. People. ’ With 48 pages of illustrations. History of Jewish Warsaw; with an emphasis on daily life and biographies. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Warsaw - History. Zydzi - Polska - Warszawa - historia. Warsaw (Poland) - Ethnic relations. Warschau. Light wear to wraps, overall fresh. Good + condition. (EE-4-42) (ID #32207) $30.00.
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  171. Mahler, Ozjasz. PRZEWODNIK PO ZYDOWSKICH ZABYTKACH KRAKOWA [REPRODUCTION]. Kraków; Naklad Wlasny, 1935. Publishers cloth. 12mo. 58, [22] pages. 17 cm. In Polish. Single sided pages. 22 pages of plates. Reproduction: Photocopy. [no place/ no publisher/ 198-? ]. Guide to Jewish monuments of Krakow. A detailed guide book to architectural monuments; written by Ozjasz Mahler, a teacher of history, geography, and leader of the school band at the Hebrew Gymnasium in Krakow. Reproduction copy of a scarce work. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Kraków. Kraków (Poland) -- Guidebooks. OCLC lists one copy of the 1935 edition (British Libr), three other surviving first editions from 1930-1935. Institutional stamps on endpages and outer edges, otherwise very fresh and clean. Good Condition. (EE-4-34) (ID #32199) $30.00.
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  173. Tollet, Daniel. ETRE JUIF EN POLOGNE: MILLE ANS D'HISTOIRE: DU MOYEN ÂGE À 1939 . Paris; Albin Michel, 2010. Softbound. 8vo. 328 pages. 18 cm. First edition. In French. ‘Jewish presence in Poland, a thousand years of history; from the middle ages to 1939.’ An updated history, since the opening of archival sources in the former Soviet Union, of the author’s ‘Histoire des Juifs de Pologne du XVIe siècle à nos jours’. Subjects: Juif - Pologne - Moyen-Âge - 1939. Juifs - Pologne - Histoire. Juifs - Pologne - Histoire. Pologne -- Relations interethniques - Histoire. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-4-25) (ID #32190) $30.00.
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  175. Markowski, Stanislaw. KRAKOWSKI KAZIMIERZ: DZIELNICA ZYDOWSKA, 1870-1988 = KAZIMIERZ: THE JEWISH QUARTER OF CRACOW, 1870-1988 = KAZ'IMAIZ BE-KRAKOV. Krako´w; Wydawn. AA,, 2002. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 162 pages. 30 cm. Third Printing. Chiefly Illustrated. In Polish, English, and Hebrew. Introduction by Rafael Scharf; translated into English by Jan Rybicki; translated into Hebrew by Nathan Gross. Extensive collection of photographs of the Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz in Krakow; pulled from older photo albums and archives; with photographs from the post-war era of those few survivors who returned to the neighborhood. The author and photographer, Stanislaw Markowski, is a celebrated photographer who was deeply involved with the Solidarnosc movement in the 1980’s. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Krako´w - Pictorial works. Kazimierz (Krako´w, Poland) - Pictorial works. Krako´w (Poland) - Pictorial works. OCLC lists 8 copies of this edition. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-4-32) (ID #32197) $50.00.
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  177. Markowski, Stanislaw. KRAKOWSKI KAZIMIERZ: DZIELNICA ZYDOWSKA: 1870-1988 = KAZIMIERZ: THE JEWISH QUARTER OF CRACOW: 1870-1988. Kraków: Wydawn. ARKA, 1992. Publishers cloth. 4to. 150 pages. 30 cm. First edition. Chiefly illustrated. In Polish and English. Extensive collection of photographs of the Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz in Krakow; pulled from older photo albums and archives; with photographs from the post-war era of those few survivors who returned to the neighborhood. The author and photographer, Stanislaw Markowski, is a celebrated photographer who was deeply involved with the Solidarnosc movement in the 1980’s. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Kraków - Pictorial works. Zydzi - Polska - Kraków - 1870-1914. Zydzi - Polska - Kraków - 20 w. Juifs - Pologne - Cracovie - Ouvrages illustrés. Bildband. Geschichte 1870-1988 Kazimierz (Kraków, Poland) - Pictorial works. Kraków (Poland) - Pictorial works. Kraków (Polska) - Kazimierz (dzielnica) - 1870-1914. Kraków (Polska) - Kazimierz (dzielnica) - 20 w. Cracovie (Pologne) - Quartier Kazimierz - Ouvrages illustrés. Krakau-Kazimierz. Light shelf wear to cloth, overall very clean and fresh, near fine. Great condition. (EE-4-31) (ID #32196) $30.00.
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  179. Raczka, Jan Wladyslaw. KRAKOWSKI KAZIMIERZ. Kraków; Wydawn. Literackie, 1982. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 120 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Polish. Principally illustrated (113 full pages illustrations, 8 in color) volume on Kazimierz, which from 1500 until the nineteenth century constituted the Jewish suburb of Krakow. Subjects: Kazimierz (Kraków, Poland) - Pictorial works. Kraków (Poland) - Pictorial works. Krakau-Kazimierz. Light wear to jacket. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-4-30) (ID #32195) $30.00.
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  181. Trzcinski, Andrzej. THE TRACES OF MONUMENTS OF JEWISH CULTURE IN THE LUBLIN REGION. Lublin; Wojewódzki Osrodek Informacji Turystycznej,, 1988. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 31, [8], [1] pages. 20 x 24 cm. First edition. A history of various Jewish communities in the Lublin region by Andrzej Trzcinski, translated by Malgorzata Sady; published by the tourist information bureau in Lublin, for the Hotel Orbis – Unia in Lublin. Endpaper illustrations include a map of synagogues, graveyards, and former concentration camps in the Lublin area, and ritual objects at the Hevra Nosim synagogue; nine color illustrations throughout. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Lublin Region - History. Lublin Region (Poland) - Tours. OCLC lists 30 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-4-29) (ID #32194) $30.00.
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  183. Ertel, Rachel. LE SHTETL; LA BOURGADE JUIVE DE POLOGNE DE LA TRADITION À LA MODERNITÉ . Paris; Payot, 2011. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 381 pages. 23 cm. ‘The Shtetl; the Jewish town in Poland from tradition to modernity. ’ “Born on July 13, 1939 in Slonim, a city in Poland (between the two world wars), Rachel Ertel is unquestionably the most distinguished scholar of Yiddish culture in France. ” (Jewish Women’s Archive) . Subjects: Juifs - Europe de l'Est - Histoire. Juifs - Conditions sociales - Pologne. Quartiers juifs - Pologne - Histoire. Juifs - Anthropologie. Aspect social. Great condition. (EE-4-27) (ID #32192) $30.00.
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  185. Minczeles, Henri. UNE HISTOIRE DES JUIFS DE POLOGNE: RELIGION, CULTURE, POLITIQUE . Paris; Découverte, 2011. Softbound. 12mo. 384 pages. 19 cm. In French. ‘History of the Jews of Poland; Religion, Culture, Politics’. Contains the following chapters: 1. "Po-lin": de la légende à l'histoire - 2. Un Moyen Âge en "dents de scie" - 3. Les juifs dans le "Commonwealth" polono-lituanien - 4. Le siècle d'or polonaise - 5. De la Renaissance au déluge - 6. Être juif en Pologne, vie religieuse et vie privée - 7. L'autonomie juive, le Conseil des quatre pays - 8. Forces et faiblesse des juifs dans l'Êtat polonais - 9. "Finis Poloniae" - 10. La Pologne après le partage - 11. Le hassidisme - 12. La Haskala et ses retombées -13. Un judaïsme en mutation constante- 14. Les nouvelles idéologies juives - 15. Hébreu et yiddish: comment définir la nation juive - 16. De la "station Indépendance" à l'irruption du nationalisme - 17. Les folles vagues migratoires et la diaspora polonaise - 18. De la Première Guerre mondiale à l'indépendance de la Pologne - 19. La Pologne et la minorité nationale juive - 20. Un judaïsme polonais hors norme -- 21. Pilsudski, de la démocratie autoritaire à la dictature - 22. La République des colonels et la situation des juifs de 1935 à 1939 - 23. Un âge d'or culturel: la littérature juive en Pologne - 24. La diffusion de la culture - 25. La Shoah - 26. Une démocratie populaire, de Bierut à Gomulka - 27. Une laborieuse démocratisation. The author was born into a Polish Jewish family in Paris in 1926; he was a decorated member of the French resistance and an active bundist. He attended university in the 1980’s, and published an assortment of volumes on the history of Jewish communities in Poland, the Bund, and Vilna. Subjects: Juifs - Pologne - Histoire. Jews - Poland - History. Jews - Poland - Social conditions. Poland - Ethnic relations. Light shelf wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-4-26) (ID #32191) $30.00.
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  187. Rozek, Michal. ZYDOWSKIE ZABYTKI KRAKOWSKIEGO KAZIMIERZA: KRÓTKI PRZEWODNIK = JEWISH MONUMENTS OF KRAKOW'S KAZIMIERZ: A SHORT GUIDE . Kraków; Oficyna Cracovia, 1990. Original illustrated wraps. 8vo. 79 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Polish and English. Jewish monuments of Kraków's Kazimierz; a short history and guide book to the Kazimierz, with 14 illustrations and a two page map. Subjects: Synagogues - Poland - Kazimierz. Synagogue architecture - Poland - Kraków - Guidebooks. Zydzi - Polska - Kraków - zabytki. Kraków (Poland) - Buildings, structures, etc. - Guidebooks. Kazimierz (Kraków, Poland) Kraków (Polska) - Kazimierz (dzielnica) - przewodniki. OCLC lists 28 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-4-33) (ID #32198) $30.00.
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  189. Mahler, Raphael. HASIDISM AND THE JEWISH ENLIGHTENMENT: THEIR CONFRONTATION IN GALICIA AND POLAND IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1985. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XVII, 411 pages. 25 cm. First English edition. Part 1 originally in Yiddish (Der kamf tsvishn Haskole un Hsides in Galitsye in der ershter helft fun 19tn yorhundert) - Part 2 originally in Hebrew (Hasidut veha-Haskalah) . Written by Raphael Mahler (1899–1977), “historian. Mahler, who was born in Nowy Sacz, eastern Galicia, Poland, studied at the rabbinical seminary and the University of Vienna until 1922. He served as a teacher of general and Jewish history in Jewish secondary schools in Poland. In 1937 he immigrated to the United States and was a teacher in various educational institutions in New York. He was a member from his youth of the left Po'alei Zion party and was connected with YIVO in its research studies and administration, both in Poland and in the U. S. In 1950 he went to Israel, where he lectured on the history of Israel at Tel Aviv University and in 1961 was appointed professor there. He wrote many studies on the history of the Jews in Yiddish, Polish, German, English, and, after going to Israel, chiefly in Hebrew. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Hasidism - Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) - History - 19th century. Hasidism - Poland - History - 19th century. Haskalah - Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) - History - 19th century. Haskalah - Poland - History - 19th century. Light wear to edges of jacket, light soiling to outer edges, internally very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-4-23) (ID #32188) $30.00.
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  191. Sitarz, Magdalena Joanna. YIDDISH AND POLISH PROVERBS: CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS AGAINST CULTURAL BACKGROUND . Krakow; Nakladem Polskiej Akademii Umiejetnosci, 2000. Softbound. 8vo. 161 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In English, with ten page summary in Polish; Yiddish and Polish examples throughout. Authors abstract: “In our study we have collated a list of corresponding Yiddish and Polish proverbs, arranged by subject-matter and thus allowing the investigation of cultural influences between Jews and Poles. We have also analysed any language influences found in Polish and Yiddish proverbs - this section was intended as a contribution to broader linguistic research, which should also take into account the spoken language as well as Polish and Yiddish literature. As a result of a thorough study based on the corpus of proverbs examined we came forward with a new attempt at the definition of the proverb as well as at classification methods. We have also defined what equivalent (or corresponding) proverbs are. Further, we have analysed the corresponding Yiddish and Polish proverbs and established the areas of cultural influences, which are manifest in them. We hope that we have thus shown that proverbs are a very good basis for investigating influences of languages and cultures. ” Subjects: Proverbs, Yiddish. Proverbs, Yiddish - History and criticism. Proverbs, Polish. Proverbs, Polish -- History and criticism. Proverbs, German. Ignaz Bernstein. Jiddisch. Light wear to wraps, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-4-38) (ID #32203) $100.00.
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  193. Hundert, Gershon David. JEWS IN POLAND-LITHUANIA IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: A GENEALOGY OF MODERNITY. Berkeley; University Of California Press, 2004. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XIX, 286 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “The experience of eighteenth-century Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth did not fit the pattern of integration and universalization - in short, of westernization - that historians tend to place at the origins of Jewish modernity. Hundert puts this experience, that of the majority of the Jewish people, at the center of his history. He focuses on the relations of Jews with the state and their role in the economy, and on more ‘internal’ developments such as the popularization of the Kabbalah and the rise of Hasidism. Thus he describes the elements of Jewish experience that became the basis for a ‘core Jewish identity’—an identity that accompanied the majority of Jews into modernity. ” (Publishers Description) S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies. Subjects: Jews - Poland - History - 18th century. Jews - Poland - Economic conditions - 18th century. Jews - Poland - Social conditions - 18th century. Jews - Lithuania - History - 18th century. Jews - Lithuania - Economic conditions - 18th century. Jews - Lithuania - Social conditions - 18th century. Mysticism - Judaism - History - 18th century. Hasidism - Europe, Eastern - History - 18th century. No jacket, light soiling to cloth, some highlighting and pen throughout, otherwise fresh. Fair condition. (EE-4-24) (ID #32189) $30.00.
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  195. Harkavi, Tsevi. RABI SHEMU’EL STRASHUN MI-VILNA: BA’AL "HAGAHOT RASHASH" ‘AL KOL HA-SHAS, MISHNAYOT, MIDRASH RABAH. Yerushalayim; Ha-Sefarim Ha-Erets-Yisre’elit, 1957. Original Wraps. 8vo. 10 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. With frontispiece portrait. Biography of Rabbi Samuel Strashun of Vilna, the great scholar and book collector. Shemuel Strashun was a “Rabbinic scholar and public figures in nineteenth-century Vilna. Shemu’el Strashun (1793–1872) continued the Lithuanian style of scholarship that had been formulated by the Gaon of Vilna. Shemu’el’s son Matityahu (1817–1885) was a rabbi and a prominent maskil, biblical commentator, bibliographer, historian, and community organizer. Born in Zaskevich, Belorussia, Shemu’el ben Yosef Strashun acquired a general education in addition to his rabbinic studies. He was married to Sara, the daughter of David Strashun, and took her surname. In 1812, Strashun moved to Vilna with his extended family and studied at a bet midrash established by his father-in-law. In 1827 he himself belonged to a group of local scholars who established the short-lived Yeshivat ha-Arba‘im. As a scholar and researcher, Strashun’s most significant work was his Hagahot ha-Rashash ‘al Talmud Bavli on the Babylonian Talmud (first published as part of the 1864 edition of the Babylonian Talmud, then as an appendix to the 1885 edition), offering variant readings of the text. ” (Yivo Encyclopedia) With bookstamp of Abraham I Katsh on endpage. Subjects: Jewish scholars - Lithuania - Vilnius - Biography. Strashun, Samuel ben Joseph, 1793 or 1794-1872. OCLC lists 5 copies. Light ageing and wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-4-57) (ID #32224) $125.00.
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  197. Cohen, Israel. VILNA. Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society, 1992. Softbound. 16mo. Xli, 531 pages. 17 cm. Fascimile edition. “Vilna, the ‘Jerusalem of Lithuania, ’ was the vibrant core of Eastern European Jewish life. Distinguished British historian, Israel Cohen, opens with the legend of the origin of Vilna in 1322 and traces the history of its Jewish community through vivid portraits of scholars, heroes, and leaders. The result is a book based on scholarship, yet full, too, of wonderful unforgettable stories. ” (Publishers Description) . Subjects: Jews - Lithuania - Vilnius - History. Joden. Judentum. Vilnius (Lithuania) - Ethnic relations. Fine, still wrapped in plastic. Very good + condition. (EE-4-56) (ID #32223) $35.00.
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  199. Karpinowitz, Abraham. OYF VILNER GASN. Tel-Aviv; Farlag Di Goldene Keyt, 1981. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 158 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Added title page: Ojf Wilner Gasn. On the Vilna Streets. Avrom Karpinowitz was “born in Vilna in 1913, and his whole life he wrote about his home town. Karpinowitz lived in Russia during the second world war, and in 1944 he returned to Vilna. He moved to Israel in 1949. He was the director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the chairman of the World Council for Yiddish Culture, and a leader of the Yiddish Writers Union. In 1981 he received the Manger prize for his literary achievements. Almost until the end, he worked for Yiddish and Yiddish culture, lecturing at seminars in Russia, Poland, and other countries. His books include Der veg keyn Sdom (1959), Baym Vilner durkhhoyf (1967), A tog fun milhome (1973), Oyf Vilner gasn (1981), Tsu fus keyn Erts-Yisroel (1985), Oyf Vilner vegn (1987), Di geshikhte fun Vilner ger-tsedek Graf Valentin Pototski (1990), Vilne, mayn Vilne (1993), Geven, geven amol Vilne (1997) . ” (Mendele; Volume 13.028; 2004) Subjects: Jews - Lithuania - Vilnius. Vinius (Lithuania) OCLC lists 14 copies. Light soiling to cloth, lightly bumped edges, internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-4-55) (ID #32222) $50.00.
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  201. Minczeles, Henri. VILNA, WILNO, VILNIUS: LA JÉRUSALEM DE LITUANIE . Paris; La Découverte, 1993. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 485 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In French. ‘Vilna, Jerusalem of Lithuania’. “Though Vilnius is known today as the capital of Lithuania, at different times in its complex history it was also German, Polish and Russian, known as Wilna, Wilno and Vilna. A vital religious and political crossroads, it was considered the center of Judaism in Europe, giving birth to a group of renowned artists and intellectuals. In this enlightening work, Henri Minczeles exposes the city’s remarkable history, which has been long misunderstood. Known to the Jews as Vilnè, the city was the heart of a culture and region which straddled several countries: Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus and Northern Ukraine. Both a cradle of Jewish socialism and a stronghold of Zionism, Vilnius experienced a veritable cultural golden age. It saw a boom in artistic, scholarly and literary activity, and the Yiddish language flourished. On the darker side, anti-Semitism, pogroms and ghettos also pervade Vilnius’ history. The Shoah brought an end to prosperity, massacring an entire population and its culture and extinguishing the foremost center of rabbinical learning in Europe. The result of years of research, Henri Minczeles’ work illuminates the history of this legendary city known as the Jerusalem of Lithuania. ” (Description; French Publishers Agency) Subjects: Jews - Lithuania - Vilnius - History. Joden. Vilnius (Lithuania) - History. Vilnius (Lithuania) - Intellectual life. Vilnius (Lithuania) - Ethnic relations. Wilna. Juden. Light wear to outer edges, light wear to spine, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (EE-4-53) (ID #32220) $30.00.
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  203. Nikzentaitis, Alvydas; Stefan Schreiner; Darius Staliunas. THE VANISHED WORLD OF LITHUANIAN JEWS . Amsterdam: New York; Rodopi, 2004. Softbound. 8vo. XV, 323 pages. 23 cm. First edition. "The Lithuanian Jews, Litvaks, played an important and unique role not only within the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, but in a wider context of Jewish life and culture in Eastern Europe, too. The changing world around them at the end of the nineteenth century and during the first decades of the twentieth had a profound impact not only on the Jewish communities, but also on a parallel world of the ‘others, ’ that is, those who lived with them side by side. Exploring and demonstrating this development from various angles is one of the themes and objectives of this book. Another is the analysis of the Shoah, which ended the centuries of Jewish culture in Lithuania: a world of its own had vanished within months. This book, therefore, ‘recalls’ that vanished world. In doing so, it sheds new light on what has been lost. The papers presented in this collection were delivered at the international conferences in Nida (1997) and Telšiai (2001), Lithuania. Participants came from Israel, the USA, Great Britain, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Germany, and Lithuania. ” (Publishers Description) . In the series ‘On the boundary of two worlds’, volume 1. Subjects: Jews - Lithuania - History - Congresses. Jews - Lithuania - Social conditions - Congresses. Jews - Lithuania - Civilization - Congresses. Joden. Antisemitismus. Judenvernichtung. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-4-51) (ID #32218) $65.00.
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  205. Greenbaum, Masha. THE JEWS OF LITHUANIA: A HISTORY OF A REMARKABLE COMMUNITY, 1316-1945. Jerusalem; Gefen, 1995. Hardcover. 8vo. IX, 405 pages. 25 cm. First edition. “The full and fascinating history of this remarkable community, from its beginnings in the early part of the 14th century until its virtual destruction during the Holocaust. The book deals with the movements and personalities that played a role in the formation of the community. ” (Publishers description) . Illustrated map endpages. Subjects: Jews - Lithuania - History. Judeus. Joden. Lithuania - Ethnic relations. Lightly bumped edges to cover, institutional stamps on second to last page, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-4-48) (ID #32215) $30.00.
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  207. Livingston, Ellen. TRADITION AND MODERNISM IN THE SHTETL: AISHESHUK, 1919-1939: AN ORAL HISTORY . Princeton, N. J.; Princeton University Press, 1986. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 143 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Princeton Undergraduate thesis; a history of the shtetl Aisheshuk, with first hand accounts from many former residents threaded into the narrative. With 15 black and white photographs and 3 maps. Subjects: Jews - Lithuania - Eisiskes. Eisiskes (Lithuania) - Ethnic relations. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to cloth, overall very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-4-52) (ID #32219) $30.00.
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  209. Ozer, Mark N. THE LITVAK LEGACY [AUTHOR INSCRIBED] . Philadelphia; Xlibris Corp, 2009. Softbound. 8vo. 676 pages. 24 cm. First edition. History of Litvakes, with a focus on modernity, emigration, the holocaust period, and after: “Section One deals with the evolution of the core in Lita from 1840 to its destruction during the Shoah. Focus is on the relationship between the developments following 1880 and the ideas carried by the emigrants to the Diaspora from Lita mainly ending in the 1920s. Section Two deals with those ideas carried to the English speaking world and their subsequent evolution mainly in the United States but also in comparison with the United Kingdom, Canada and South Africa. It was not uncommon for various family members or those from the same area to migrate to each of these several countries. Focus is on the evolution of the religious strand as well as the secular intellectual, socialist and Zionist strands derived from Lita and their interaction with the characteristics of each country. Section 3 carries the story to the Hebrew-speaking world of present-day Israel. ” (Author’s description) Subjects: Jews - Lithuania - History. Jews, Lithuanian - Migrations. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Lithuania. Geschichte 1840-1945. Litauen. OCLC lists 20 copies. Very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-4-49) (ID #32216) $30.00.
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  211. Minczeles, Henri; Yves Plasseraud; Suzanne Pourchier. LES LITVAKS: L'HÉRITAGE UNIVERSEL D'UN MONDE JUIF DISPARU [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Paris; La Découverte, 2008. Softbound. 8vo. 320 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In French. ‘The Litvaks; The Universal Heritage of a Disappeared Jewish World. ’ History of Litvak Jewry, with an emphasis on its strengths and legacies, specifically the Litvak culture renewed in other parts of the world. Inscribed by Henri Minczeles, with inscribed initials of the other two authors. Subjects: Jews - Lithuania - History. Jews - Lithuania - Civilization. Jews - Lituainia - Migrations. Geschichte Litauen Juden Russland. Light shelf wear to outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-4-50) (ID #32217) $30.00.
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  213. Bobe, Mendel. YIDN IN LETLAND. Tel Aviv; Reshafim, 1972. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 368, [32] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. With 32 leaves of plates. ‘Latvian Jewry’. History of Jews in Latvia, by region, city, cultural and community organizations; with a focus on the twentieth century. Subjects: Jews - Latvia - History. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Latvia. Latvia - Ethnic relations. OCLC lists 26 copies. Previous owners name on endpage, otherwise fresh and clean in good jacket. Very good condition. (EE-4-60) xx (ID #32228) $50.00.
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  215. Barkan, Natan; Menahem Barkahan; Rita Bagdanova. SYNAGOGUES OF LATVIA, 1918-1940 = SINAGOGI LATVII, 1918-1940 [POSTCARDS]. Riga; Riga And Latvia Jewish Religious Community "shamir", 2004. Portfolio. 16mo. 50 cards. 15 cm. First edition. Introduction in English, German, Hebrew and Russian. Portfolio of photographs on 48 postcards depicting exterior and interior photographs of synagogues in Latvia taken between the years 1918 and 1940. This set of cards is published within a project titled "Latvia. Synagogues and Rabbis, 1918-1940" - with a book of the same title having been published in Riga in 2004 by Rabbi Nathan Barban, Chief Rabbi of Riga and Latvia. Each postcard measures 4” by 6”; the front is a vintage sepia-toned photo (exterior or interior) of the synagogue, and on the reverse is a caption identifying the synagogue's name, its location, what material it is built of, the date of construction, and if applicable, the architect. "The complete set of cards is published within the project of Rabbi Nathan Barkan”. Subjects: Jews - Latvia - History - Pictorial works. Synagogues - Latvia - Pictorial works. Synagoge. Humanities. History. Religion. Jews/Hebrew studies. Judaism. Latvia. Geschichte 1918-1940. OCLC lists 9 copies. Light tear to edge of portfolio deck, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (EE-4-61) (ID #32229) $30.00.
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  217. Carlebach, Elisheva. THE DEATH OF SIMON ABELES: JEWISH-CHRISTIAN TENSION IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY PRAGUE. . Wraps, 8vo, Center for Jewish Studies, Queen's College, CUNY New York 2001 Octavo, Paper Wrappers. 44 pages. Includes black & white illustrations. The Third Annual Herbert Berman Memorial Lecture. Very Good November 7, 2001. Very Good Condition. (EE-3-21) (ID #32050) $25.00.
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  219. Benoschofsky, Ilona. THE HISTORY OF JEWRY IN HUNGARY. Budapest; Central Board Of Hungarian Jews, 1988. Original illustrated Wraps. 12mo. 50 pages. 20 cm. First English edition. With 28 illustrations. A brief history of the Jews in Hungary before and after 1945. The second part of the booklet contains pictures of synagogues and of community life. The author was head of the Jewish Museum of Budapest for many years, and was the sister of Imre Benoschofsky, chief Rabbi of Budapest. Subjects: Jews - Hungary - History. OCLC lists 12 copies. Fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-5-8) Xx (ID #32313) $30.00.
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  221. Patai, Raphael. THE JEWS OF HUNGARY: HISTORY, CULTURE, PSYCHOLOGY . Detroit; Wayne State University Press, 1996. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 730 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “Noted historian and anthropologist Raphael Patai, himself a native of Hungary, tells in this pioneering study the fascinating story of the struggles, achievements, and setbacks that marked the flow of history for the Hungarian Jews. He traces their seminal role in Hungarian politics, finance, industry, science, medicine, arts, and literature, and their surprisingly rich contributions to Jewish scholarship and religious leadership both inside Hungary and in the Western world. In the early centuries of their history Hungarian Jews left no written works, so Patai had to piece together a picture of their life up to the sixteenth century based on documents and reports written by non-Jewish Hungarians and visitors from abroad. Once Hungarian Jewish literary activity began, the sources covering the life and work of the Jews rapidly increased in richness. Patai made full use of the wealth of information contained in the monumental eighteen-volume series of the Hungarian Jewish Archives and the other abundant primary sources available in Latin, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Yiddish, and Turkish, the languages in vogue in various periods among the Jews of Hungary. In his presentation of the modern period he also examined the literary reflection of Hungarian Jewish life in the works of Jewish and non-Jewish Hungarian novelists, poets, dramatists, and journalists. Patai's main focus within the overall history of the Hungarian Jews is their culture and their psychology. Convinced that what is most characteristic of a people is the culture which endows its existence with specific coloration, he devotes special attention to the manifestations of Hungarian Jewish talent in the various cultural fields, most significantly literature, the arts, and scholarship. Based on the available statistical data Patai shows that from the nineteenth century, in all fields of Hungarian culture, Jews played leading roles not duplicated in any other country. Patai also shows that in the Hungarian Jewish culture a specific set of psychological motivations had a highly significant function. The Hungarian national character trait of emphatic patriotism was present in an even more fervent form in the Hungarian Jewish mind. Despite their centuries-old struggle against anti-Semitism, and especially from the nineteenth century on, Hungarian Jews remained convinced that they were one hundred percent Hungarians, differing in nothing but denominational variation from the Catholic and Protestant Hungarians. This mindset kept them apart and isolated from the Jewries of the Western world until overtaken by the tragedy of the Holocaust in the closing months of World War II. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Jews - Hungary - History. Judeus. Joden. Juifs - Hongrie -Histoire. Hungary - Ethnic relations. Hongrie - Relations interethniques. In very good jacket. Very good + condition. (EE-5-5) (ID #32308) $45.00.
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  223. McCagg, William O. JEWISH NOBLES AND GENIUSES IN MODERN HUNGARY. Boulder [Colo. ] East European Quarterly; Distributed By Columbia University Press, New York, 1972. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 254 pages. 25 cm. First edition. “The author describes the book as an historical and sociological study of Hungary's Jewish nobles, a group which has contributed substantially to the great efflorescence of Hungarian scientific geniuses of the past 50 years and which for many years held overriding economic power within Hungary herself and thus, indirectly, political power. There are some 350 families involved in the group. The objectives are: (1) to record the history of these people, (2) to analyze why they became nobles, and (3) to explore whether the overall experience of the Jewish nobility can afford us some explanations of the galaxy of Hungarian geniuses to which the group contributed. The term scientific genius is used in the restricted sense to denote only extraordinarily gifted minds. Even though the Jewish noble scientists are few - four of them von Neumann, de Hevesy, von Kirmin and Lukacs - are among the eight or ten Hungarian scientists who are world famous. The conclusion is that the primary reasons for development of the geniuses and leaders in science and commerce were the opportunity for the Jewish people to move up through community and professional life-unrestricted to the ghettos-and the continued encouragement and indoctrination of the parent to work hard to succeed. ” (Book Review; Alfred B. Garrett; Journal of Chemical Education) In the Series: East European monographs, 3. Subjects: Jews - Hungary - Nobility. Nobility - Hungary. Juifs - Hongrie - Conditions sociales. Noblesse - Hongrie. Hungary - Ethnic relations. Hongrie - Relations interethniques. Light wear to cloth, previous owners bookplate ; otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-5-7B) (ID #32312) $35.00.
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  225. Scheiber, Sándor. JEWISH INSCRIPTIONS IN HUNGARY, FROM THE 3RD CENTURY TO 1686 [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó; Leiden: Brill, 1983. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 433 pages. 25 cm. First English edition. With over 100 fascimile reproductions, and detailed catalogue of 154 inscriptions on ritual objects, tombstones, and other materials. Added title page: Corpus inscriptionum Hungariae Judaicarum, a temporibus saeculi III., quae exstant, usque ad annum 1686. Revised English version of: Magyarországi zsidó feliratok a III. Századtól 1686-ig. 1960. Sandor Scheiber (1913–1985), “rabbi and scholar, rector of the Rabbinical Seminary of Budapest. … As an editor and publisher, Scheiber took particular interest in Jewish sacred folklore, the history of Hungarian Jewry, and the connections between Hungarian folklore and world literature. He wrote significant works on János Arany and Kálmán Mikszáth, and kept a diary, written in the form of letters to his brother. After 1933, he published as many as 1, 600 works; one of the most important is his Geniza Studies (1981), summarizing the results of 40 years of research. He also published the Kaufmann Haggadah (1957), Immánuel Löw’s Fauna und Mineralien (1969) and Studien zur jüdischen Folklore (1975), as well as Ignác Goldziher’s Tagebuch (Diary; 1977), the Maimúni Kódex (1984), the Heller Bernát Emlékkönyv (Memorial Volume; 1943), the Low Immánuel Emlékkönyv (Memorial Volume; 1947), and the Ignace Goldziher Memorial Volume II (1958) . ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) Subjects: Jewish inscriptions - Hungary. Inscriptions, Hebrew - Hungary. Jewish epitaphs - Hungary. Jews - Hungary - Genealogy. Inscripties. Joden. Inscriptions hébraïques - Hongrie. Épitaphes juives - Hongrie. Juifs - Hongrie. Hungary - Genealogy. Hongrie - Antiquités. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good + condition. (EE-5-6) (ID #32309) $30.00.
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  227. Scheiberné Bernáth, Lívia. A MAGYARORSZÁGI ZSIDÓSÁG SZEMÉLY- ÉS CSALÁDNEVEI II. JÓZSEF NÉVADÓ RENDELETÉIG. Budapest; Magyar Izraeliták Országos Képviseletének Kiadása, 1981. Original Wraps. 12mo. 121 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Hungarian. ‘Jewish Community in Hungary, personal and family names’. History of Jewish family and community names in Hungary, with emphasis on the impact of the Josephinian Reforms and the decrees which ordered Jews to “adopt personal and family names (23 July 1787) . This was yet another expression of bureaucratic standardization linked to the obligation that rabbis now maintain parish registers (Matrikel) of births, marriages, and deaths. The personal names were expressly ordered to be German ones and were chosen from a prepared list of ostensibly biblical, but often bizarre names such as Abdenago, Achitophel, Nabuchadonosor, and Semiramith. At the same time, typical postbiblical names such as Meir and Akiba were missing. These choices were soon rectified. Jews were usually free to choose their family names (there is little actual evidence of the abuses that reportedly were visited upon Galician Jews by malicious officials); most, save the Italians, chose German names though there were a few who elected Slavic or Hungarian ones. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) . Includes register of last names, with corresponding dates when names were legally adopted. Subjects: Names, Personal - Jewish - Hungary. Names, Personal - Hungarian. OCLC lists 23 copies. Light wear to wraps, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-5-9) (ID #32314) $100.00.
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  229. Tamir, Vicki. BULGARIA AND HER JEWS: THE HISTORY OF A DUBIOUS SYMBIOSIS. New York, Sepher-Hermon Press, Inc For Yeshiva University Press, 1979. Hardback, Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 314 pages. In English. Maps on endpapers and several photos. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Bulgaria -- History. Period newspaper clippings laid in. Dust jacket worn, with some closed tears at edges, but still solid. Internal pages are nice and clean; very good condition. (EE-3-14) (ID #32043) $40.00.
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  231. Oldson, William O. A PROVIDENTIAL ANTI-SEMITISM: NATIONALISM AND POLITY IN NINETEENTH CENTURY ROMANIA. Philadelphia; American Philosophical Society, 1991. Softbound. 8vo. IX, 177 pages. 23 cm. First edition. With frontispiece map and 8 illustrations. Scholarly examination of Romania's treatment of its Jewish population with an emphasis on nineteenth-century politics (Congress of Berlin) and intellectual decisions that affected twentieth-century policies - especially Romania's attitude towards Germany. Subjects: Antisemitism - Romania - History. Nationalism - Romania - History - 19th century. Nationalisme. Antisemitisme. Antisemitismus Geschichte (1877-1900) Antisémitisme - Roumanie - 19e siècle. Congrès de Berlin (1878) . Romania - Politics and government - 19th century. Romania - Ethnic relations. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-5-17) (ID #32322) $30.00.
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  233. Shafir, Michael. POLITICAL CULTURE, INTELLECTUAL DISSENT AND INTELLECTUAL CONSENT: THE CASE OF RUMANIA . Jerusalem; Hebrew University, Soviet And East European Research Centre, 1978. Original Wraps. 4to. 63 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Study of political ideology in post-war Romania, with an emphasis on intellectuals and writers. Jewish content. With compliments of the publisher card inside. Subjects: Dissenters - Romania. Romania - Intellectual life. OCLC lists 30 copies. Small tear along backstrip, otherwise very clean and fresh. Good + condition. (EE-5-15) (ID #32320) $30.00.
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  235. Lazare, Bernard. DIE JUDEN IN RUMÄNIEN. Berlin; H. S. Hermann, 1902. Original Wraps. 8vo. 88 pages. 24 cm. First German edition. ‘Authorized German Translation’. The Jews in Romania; Lazare’s first hand account and denunciation of the terrible fate of Romanian Jews, after his visit to Romania in 1900 and 1902; originally published in L’Aurore, 1900. Lazare, (1865-1903) was famous for his defense of Alfred Dreyfus, his activity in French Anarchist circles, his correspondence with Ahad Ha’am, and his brief friendship and break with Theodor Herzl. Subjects: Jews - Romania. OCLC lists 19 copies. Light soiling and chipping to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-5-13) (ID #32318) $100.00.
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  237. Cargher, Janku Meer. DIE JUDENFRAGE IN RUMÄNIEN. Berlin; C. A. Schwetschke & Sohn, 1918. Original Wraps. 8vo. 112 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. ‘The Jewish Question in Romania. ’ Provides a historical narrative with specific details about various pieces of legislation. In the series: Kriegspolitische Einzelschriften, Hft. 21. Subjects: Jews - Romania. Romania; social and political history; 1878 - 1944; social and political structure; social conditions, social groups; ethnic minorities, in Transylvania only after 1918, Dobrudza. Light soiling to wraps, edge wear, small tear to cover, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (EE-5-12) (ID #32317) $100.00.
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  239. Abraham, Zevi Jacob. LE-KOROT HA-YAHADUT BE-TRANSILVANIYA = HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF TRANSYLVANIA, VOL. 1, FROM YEAR 88 TO 1950. New York; A. Lamberger, 1950. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 256, [8] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. A study of the religious life of the communities bordering on Hungary and Rumania, with many documents concerning the rabbinate. Subjects: Jews - Romania - Transylvania. Jews - Romania - History. OCLC lists 25 copies. Pages aged, light wear to edges of cloth, overall fresh and clean. Good condition. (EE-5-11) (ID #32316) $75.00.
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  241. Centropa (Central Europe Center For Research and Documentation) . JEWISH WITNESS TO A ROMANIAN CENTURY: PICTURES AND STORIES FROM THE CENTROPA INTERVIEWS: A GUIDE TO THE EXHIBITION. Vienna; Centropa, 2007. Softbound. 16mo. 120 pages. 16 cm. First edition. Guide and catalogue to the traveling exhibition on Romanian Jewish lives, through pictures and interviews; Centropa is devoted to gathering interviews of Jewish residents in Eastern Europe, and has put on many exhibitions of their collections. Fully illustrated throughout. Subjects: Jews - Romania - History - 20th century - Pictorial works - Exhibitions. Jews - Romania - Interviews - Exhibitions. Jews - Romania - Biography - Exhibitions. Romania - History - 20th century - Pictorial works - Exhibitions. OCLC lists 4 copies. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-5-10) (ID #32315) $55.00.
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  243. Feldman, Eliyahu. BA’ALE MELAKHAH YEHUDIM BE-MOLDAVYAH = JEWISH ARTISANS IN MOLDAVIA. Yerushalayim; Hotsaat Sefarim A. Sh. Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-Ivrit, 1982. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 249, [9] pages. 23 cm. First edition. Published by the Magnes Press, under the auspices of the Center for research on Roumanian Jewry (Je´rusalem) . With fold out demographic Map of Moldavia from 1845. History of Jewish craft occupations and artisan guilds in Moldavia; throughout the 19th century the number and diversity of Jewish skilled craftsmen increased by the decade. Subjects: Jews - Romania - Moldavia - Economic conditions. Jewish artisans - Romania - Moldavia. Moldavia - Ethnic relations. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-5-14) (ID #32319) $50.00.
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  245. Shulvass, Moses A. FROM EAST TO WEST; THE WESTWARD MIGRATION OF JEWS FROM EASTERN EUROPE DURING THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES . Detroit; Wayne State University Press, 1971. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 161 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Covers the period of the Chmielnicki Massacre and the Thirty Years War, and the movement of impoverished refugees into Western Europe. Moses Avigdor Shulvass (1909–1988), “scholar and educator. Born in Plonsk, Poland, Shulvass studied in Berlin. He lived in Erez Israel from 1938 to 1948 and then immigrated to the United States, where he eventually became professor of Jewish history at Spertus College of Jewish Studies in Chicago. His publications in many languages include historical studies on Italian Jewry. Of special interest are his books Roma ve-Yerushalayim (‘Rome and Jerusalem, ’ 1945); Hayyei ha-Yehudim be-Italyah bi-Tekufat ha-Renaissance (‘Jewish Life in Renaissance Italy, ’ 1955); and his biographical sketch of Samuel David Luzzatto with documentary supporting material, Pirkei Hayyim (1951) . He also published two volumes of essays on various aspects of Jewish history, Bi-Zevat ha-Dorot (‘In the Grip of Generations, ’ 1960) and Between the Rhine and Bosphorus (1964) as well as Die Juden in Wuerzburg waehrend des Mittelalters (1934) . He also wrote From East to West (1971), Jewish Culture in Eastern Europe (1975), and The History of the Jewish People (1982) . ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jews - Germany - History - 1096-1800. Jews - Poland - History. Jews - Migrations. Joden. Migratie (demografie) Migration. Geschichte 1600-1800. Very clean and fresh in VG jacket. Very good + condition. (EE-5-37) (ID #32343) $30.00.
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  247. Lestschinsky, Jacob. DI ONHOYBN FUN DER EMIGRATSYE UN KOLONIZATSYE BAY YIDN IN 19-TN YORHUNDERT. Berlin; Farlag "Emigdirekt", 1929. Original Wraps. 8vo. 70 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Back cover title: Die Anfange der Emigration und Kolonisation bei den Juden im XIX. Jahrhundert. ‘The beginnings of colonization and emigration of the Jews in the nineteenth century’, a detailed monograph with demographic statistics by Jakob Lestschinsky (1876–1966), “historian and sociologist; specialist in Jewish demography and economic history. … In 1921, Lestschinsky worked in Berlin as a correspondent for the New York Yiddish daily Forverts, and continued to write for this newspaper for more than 40 years. Conducting extensive research on the economic and social history of East European Jews, he was one of the founding members of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and participated in the inaugural meeting of its Historical Section in Berlin on 31 October 1925. Lestschinsky edited Bleter far yidisher demografye, statistik, un ekonomik, which appeared in Berlin from 1923 until 1925. He laid the groundwork for the Economic-Statistical Section of YIVO, which he headed from its inception in 1926, and edited its publications Ekonomishe shriftn and Yidishe ekonomik. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Jews - Migrations. Jews - Colonization. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light soiling, light edgewear to wraps. Otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (YID-18-7) (ID #31715) $100.00.
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  249. Tchernoff, Iouda. LE DESTIN D'UN ÉMIGRÉ . VOL. 2 ONLY (STANDS ON ITS OWN) . Paris; Editions Rieder, 1937. Later cloth. 8vo. IV, 262 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Holocaust-era imprint, in French. ‘In the Melting Pot; volume 2; Fate of the Emigrant. ’ Iouda Tchernoff (1872-1950) was a French-Russian Jewish lawyer and writer, whom emigrated from Russia to France in 1892. He was renowned for his work in public and comparative constitutional law, his histories of 19th century French republican and socialist traditions, and was the author of this important work on emigration, exile, and law. Le Destin D’un Émigré is the second volume in the authors series “Dans le creuset des civilizations” (four volumes were published total, 1936-1938) . Bound in later cloth. Subjects: Juifs russes - France - Biographies. Juifs. Pogroms. Politique internationale Sionisme. Avant 1939. Emigration. Romes à l'étranger. OCLC lists 22 copies. Light soiling to original wraps, institutional stamp on endpage, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-5-38) (ID #32344) $40.00.
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  251. Nauwelaerts, Mandy. ONE FOOT IN AMERICA: THE JEWISH EMIGRANTS OF THE RED STAR LINE AND EUGEEN VAN MIEGHEM. Wommelgem; BAI, 2009. Original illustrated wraps. 8vo. 160 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Extensively illustrated with color and black and white photographs throughout. “The Red Star Line was an American financed Belgian shipping company that brought between 1872 and 1934 ca. 2.7 million immigrants to the United States. The estimation is that half of passengers were Jews who left Eastern Europe. The first major exodus began in 1881 and reached a climax with the Kishinev pogrom from 1903. In 1893 the Red Star Line opened an office on Montevideo Street where the medical examinations were conducted, and clothing and luggage disinfected. In front of that warehouse lived the artist Eugeen Van Mieghem (1875-1930) and he was confronted by the flood of refugees on a daily basis. His compassion is reflected in an impressive series of drawings of these emigrants in black chalk and pastel. ” (Publishers Description) . A Dutch edition was also issued. Subjects: Jews - Europe - Migrations - Exhibitions. Mieghem, Eugeen van, 1875-1930 - Exhibitions. Red Star Line - Exhibitions. Europe, Eastern -Emigration and immigration - History - Exhibitions. Antwerp (Belgium) - In art - Exhibitions. Antwerp (Belgium) - Ethnic relations - Exhibitions. Very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-5-35) (ID #32341) $30.00.
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  253. Gurock, Jeffrey S. EAST EUROPEAN JEWS IN AMERICA, 1880-1920: IMMIGRATION AND ADAPTATION [THREE VOLUME SET] . New York; Routledge, 1998. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XX, 1295 pages. 24 cm. First edition. This volume, in three parts, provides a wealth of articles on the migration and settlement of East European Jews in all parts of the States from Pennsylvania to Detroit and from Rhode Island to Denver. Articles also focus on the emerging Hebrew press and the voice of Jewish women in areas such as suffrage and the labour movement. In the thirteen volume series: American Jewish History; Volume 3, parts 1-3. Subjects: Jews, East European - United States. Jews, East European - United States - History - 20th century. Jews, East European - United States - History - 19th century. Joden. Juifs - États-Unis - Histoire. Very good + condition. (EE-5-34) (ID #32340) $75.00.
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  255. Parkes, James. HOW RUSSIAN JEWS CAME TO THE WEST . Toronto; Committee On Jewish-Gentile Relationships, 1938. Original Wraps. 16mo. 10 pages. 17 cm. First edition. Holocaust-era work, Written by an Anglican Clergyman, and outspoken opponent of anti-semitism and Hitlerism; printed under the auspices of the Canadian Committee on Jewish-Gentile Relationships, meant to foster better mutual understanding and counteract anti-jewish prejudices. This pamphlet discusses the history and reasons of large scale emigration from Eastern Europe in the past number of years, discussing Tsarism’s anti-Jewish laws, pogroms, etc; discusses the responses of Jewish communities in Western Europe and America to the new immigrants. Subjects: Jews - Migration. Jews - Russia. OCLC lists 6 copies. Staples lightly rusted, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-5-36) (ID #32342) $75.00.
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  257. Ostrovskii, Z. (Zalman Solomonovich) . EVREISKIE POGROMY 1918-1921. Moscow; Shkola I Kniga, 1926. Original pictorial boards, 4to, 136 pages. Folio. In Russian. “Jewish Massacre. 1918-1921.” With numerous photographic illustrations. 1 of 5000 copies published. A detailed album highlighting the horrific results of a wave of ferocious pogroms afflicted upon Jewish communities in the Ukraine including Skvira (Skver) , Poltava, Uman, Kiev and Yelizavetgrad during the Civil War years of 1918-21. The text has a distinctly Nationalist element, portraying Jews saved from the attacking native population by the Red Army. The publication was issued by Z. S. Ostrovsky on behalf of the Jewish Committee for Aid to Victims of Pogroms. See Z. Gitelman, A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union 1881 to the Present (1988) pp. 97-108. OCLC lists 18 copies. Pages brittle, with loss to some corners; edges chipped. Fair condition, but complete. Important work. (SPEC-35-4)(ID#30787). $500.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

  258. Heifetz, Elias. POGROM GESHIKHTE 1919-1920: BAND 1, DI UKRAINISHE SHEHITE IN 1919. Nyu York; Edukeyshonol Komite Fun Arbeter Ring, 1921. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 285 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. ‘History of the Pogroms 1919-1920; Book 1, The Ukrainian Slaughter in 1919.’ Published by the Educational Committee of the Workmen’s Circle in New York. An English version was also published the same year. The author, Elias Heifetz, was the chairman of the ‘All-Ukrainian Relief Committee for the Victims of Pogroms’, organized under the auspices of the Red Cross; this volume contains a litany of documentation taken by members of the relief commission, lawyers, and others in the Ukraine at the time; includes information in the appendix of pogroms in Ovruch, Proskurov and Felshtin as well as many small villages. Our volume contains endpage bookstamps of the World Jewish Congress (one in English, one in French, a third in Yiddish); Yiddish bookstamp remarks that this book was donated for European Jews who were the victims of Hitlerite and fascist terror. Subjects: Jews -- Persecutions - Ukraine. Pogroms - Ukraine. OCLC lists 26 copies. Other than WJC Stamps, very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-5-19) (ID #32324) $75.00.
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  260. Singer, Isidore. RUSSIA AT THE BAR OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: A MEMORIAL OF KISHINEF. New York; Funk & Wagnalls, 1904. Publishers cloth. 12mo. XXXII, 296 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Contents: The future of the Russian Jew in America [by E. G. Hirsch] - Poem: "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani" [by I. Davidson] - The authentic account of the Kishinef massacres. - Four great indignation meetings. - The Independent order of B'nai B'rith. - Russia and its Jewish problem. - The judgment of Gentile Russia. - An American eye-witness [Col. John B. Weber] - The trial of the Kishinef rioters [by A. Kaminka] - Poem: Daniel begub arayot [by D. Frischman]. Compiled by Isidore Singer, General Editor of the Jewish Encyclopedia. “On 6–7 April 1903 and 19–20 October 1905, two major pogroms occurred in Kishinev. The first was preceded by a series of vicious antisemitic articles in the local newspaper Bessarabets, in which Jews were accused of a lengthy variety of crimes. Among the authors were the editor Pavolachi Krushevan (who was later active in spreading The Protocols of the Elders of Zion) and agents of the local secret service. Before Passover 1903, the newspaper accused Kishinev’s Jews of the ritual murder of a Christian child. Though it was shown that the child had not been killed by Jews, a violent mob attacked them anyway, killing 49 people, maiming 586, and destroying 1, 350 Jewish houses and 588 shops. Local authorities and Russian police were incapable of stopping the pogrom. Some of the perpetrators were tried by the Russian courts but received just light sentences. The horrors of the Kishinev massacre raised protest and sympathy among the Jewish and non-Jewish public in Europe and the United States. Hayim Nachman Bialik’s poem ‘Be-‘Ir ha-haregah’ (In the City of Slaughter) and the Russian writer Vladimir Korolenko’s story ‘Dom trinadtsatyj’ (House No. 13) depict the tragedy. Russian intellectuals and clergy, among them Leo Tolstoy and Maksim Gorky, published condemnations of the crime. The Kishinev pogrom remains in public memory as a symbol of Jewish suffering in tsarist Russia. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Kishinev Massacre, Chisinau, Moldova, 1903. Small tear along top of title page, not affecting text; light soiling to cloth, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-5-22) (ID #32327) $30.00.
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  262. Hannover, Nathan Nata; Abraham J Mesch. ABYSS OF DESPAIR (YEVEN METZULAH): THE FAMOUS 17TH CENTURY CHRONICLE DEPICTING JEWISH LIFE IN RUSSIA AND POLAND DURING THE CHMIELNICKI MASSACRES OF 1648-1649 . New Brunswick, N. J.; London; Transaction, 1983. Original Wraps. 8vo. XV, 128, [8] pages. 23 cm. Originally published by Bloch in 1950. Translated from the Hebrew by Abraham J. Mesch; with a new foreword by William B. Helmreich. With four leaves of plates. “Gzeyres Takh Vetat, acronym referring to the ‘[Evil] Decrees of 1648–1649.’ … Most of what most Jews knew in later years about the Khmel’nyts’kyi uprising was from the vivid descriptions in a book, Yeven metsulah, written by an eyewitness (Natan Note Hannover) to some of the events. His goal was not to provide an objective history but to preserve the memory of the holy communities that had been destroyed, to arouse sympathy (and enlist support for survivors like himself), and to clarify the practical lessons that could be learned from the events of those years. Hannover described in stirring prose and with colorful detail the cruel massacre of the Jews of Nemyriv and the perfidy of nobles in Tul’chyn who turned Jews over to the rebels. He provided detailed accounts of the cruel deaths of Jews in other locations. However, Hannover also wrote with sympathy about the suffering of the Ukrainian peasants and cases of individual friendship between Jews and Ukrainians. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) . Natan Note Hannover (d. 1683), “chronicler of the Khmel’nyts’kyi uprising (gzeyres takh vetat) . Presumably born in Ostróg in Volhynia, Natan Note (often Neta‘ or Nata) Hannover studied at the local yeshiva and then seems to have traveled across Europe as an itinerant preacher before marrying and settling in Zaslaw, Ukraine. He published a sermon from this period—presented in Kraków in 1646—in Sefer ta‘ame sukah (1652) . After the fall of Zaslaw to Khmel’nyts’kyi’s forces in 1648, Hannover fled Ukraine, reaching Germany, Holland, and, in 1652, Italy, where he studied Kabbalah. In Venice in 1653, he published a Hebrew chronicle, titled Yeven metsulah, describing the sufferings of the Jews in the first years of the rebellion, and including an account of the flight from Zaslaw. Written in simple Hebrew prose, it is a complex work that recounts not only the cruel fate of Ukrainian Jewry, but also the socioeconomic and political factors that led up to the rebellion. Hannover seems to have based his account largely on oral testimony, and it is noteworthy that he is able to give details of various political and military developments within the Polish camp. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Gezerot tah ve-tat, 1648-1649. Khmel’nyts’kyi Massacres. Jews - Persecutions - Poland - History - 17th century. Jews - Persecutions - Ukraine - History - 17th century. Light shelf wear to wraps, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-5-20) (ID #32325) $35.00.
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  264. Shtif, Nahum. POGROMEN IN UKRAINE: DI TSAYT FUN DER FRAYVILIGER ARMEY. Berlin; Vostok, 1923. Later cloth. 12mo. 111 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. ‘Pogroms in Ukraine; The time of the Volunteer Army’; a history of the Ukraine Pogroms carried out by the White Ukrainian forces (the Dobrovolcheskaya armiya); includes entries on Jewish Self-Defense Groups in the Ukraine. The author, Nokhem Shtif (1879–1933), was a “linguist, literary historian, and political activist. … After the February 1917 Revolution, Shtif was among the founders of the revived Folkspartey (Folks Party) . Inspired by Simon Dubnow, the party had been first formed in 1907, but remained dormant throughout the following decade. … He left Kiev in 1920, spending a short time in Minsk, where he and Zelig Kalmanovitch lectured for Yiddish teachers. Subsequently, Shtif moved to Kovno (Kaunas), then a stronghold of the Folkspartey, but eventually settled in Berlin in March 1922. His book on pogroms in Ukraine was published in Berlin in Russian (Pogromy na Ukraine; 1922) and in Yiddish (Pogromen in Ukraine; 1923) . ” (Yivo Encyclopedia) . Bound in attractive later marbled boards and cloth, with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jews - Persecutions - Ukraine. Pogroms - Ukraine. Ukraine - History - Revolution, 1917-1921. Ukraine - Ethnic relations. OCLC lists 7 copies. With institutional bookstamps on endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (EE-5-18) (ID #32323) $125.00.
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  266. Judge, Edward H. EASTER IN KISHINEV: ANATOMY OF A POGROM . New York; New York University Press, 1992. Publishers cloth. 8vo. X, 186 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “In February of 1903, in a small town in the southwestern part of the Russian empire, a peasant stumbled upon the corpse of 14-year-old Mikhail Rybachenko, bruised and covered with stab wounds, in a garden. The murder immediately fueled wild rumors that he had been killed by local Jews in need of his Christian blood to prepare their matzah bread. Panic rumors, grounded in sinister superstitions of Jewish sorcery and ritual murder, quickly spread to nearby towns. By April, they had hit Kishinev - a growing metropolis of 100, 000 inhabitants rife with the unrest of rapid expansion, ethnic rivalry, revolutionary agitation, and anti-Semitism - with full force. The resulting massacre left dozens dead, and hundreds wounded, maimed, widowed, orphaned, or homeless. This is the story of Kishinev. In this extensively researched book, Edward Judge examines these anti-Jewish riots, detailing their background, cause, and aftermath. He traces the evolution of the riots, analyzing the broader impact of imperial policies, urbanization, nationalism, population growth, and revolutionary activism upon the Jewish situation in Russia. Recounting the activities and attitudes of anti-Semitic agitators and Kishinev officials, the book examines the spiral of violence, the inaction of the authorities in the wake of the pogrom, the storm of indignation that followed the pogrom, and the efforts of tsarist officials to counter subsequent negative publicity. Easter in Kishinev also portrays the investigation of the disorders and the trials of the rioters and carefully considers the question of government responsibility for the outbreak of the pogrom. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Jews - Persecutions - Moldova - Chisinau. Massacres - Moldova - Chisinau - History - 20th century. Antisemitism - Moldova - Chisinau - History - 20th century. Kishinev Massacre, Chisinau, Moldova, 1903. Antisemitisme. Pogrom Geschichte 1903 Chisinau (Moldova) - Ethnic relations. Light wear to jacket; stamped ‘Jewish Chaplain’ on outer edges, otherwise very clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (EE-5-16) (ID #32321) $30.00.
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  268. Asch, Sholem; Rufus Learsi. KIDDUSH HA-SHEM: AN EPIC OF 1648. Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1926. Publishers cloth. 12mo. 227 pages. 20 cm. First English edition. Translated from the Yiddish by Rufus Learsi. Dedicated to Judah L. Magnes. Sholem Asch (1880–1957), “Yiddish novelist and playwright. … Pogroms during and after World War I inspired Asch’s major work, Kidush ha-shem (Sanctification of [God’s] Name; 1919), a historical novel set during Khmel’nyts’kyi’s mid-seventeenth-century massacres in Ukraine and Poland. Here Asch upheld the moral obligation of all Jews to save their own lives unless motivated to martyrdom by profound faith. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Gezerot tah ve-tat, 1648-1649 - Fiction. Jews - Fiction. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-5-21) (ID #32326) $30.00.
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  270. Paretzki, Elie. DIE ENTSTEHUNG DER JÜDISCHEN ARBEITERBEWEGUNG IN RUSSLAND. Zandvoort; E. J. Bonset, 1971. Softbound. 8vo. 112 pages. 22 cm. Reprint, originally published: Riga, 1932. In German. ‘The Emergence of the Jewish Labor Movement in Russia. ’ Subjects: Jews - Soviet Union. Working class - Soviet Union. Joden. Arbeidersbeweging. OCLC lists 23 copies. Light shelf wear to edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-5-46) (ID #32353) $30.00.
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  272. Minczeles, Henri. HISTOIRE GÉNÉRALE DU BUND: UN MOUVEMENT RÉVOLUTIONNAIRE JUIF. Paris; Editions Austral, 1995. Softbound. 8vo. 526, [16] pages. 24 cm. First edition. 16 pages of plates. In French. ‘General History of the Bund; Jewish Revolutionary Movement’. History of the Bund from its inception, through the 1905 and 1917 revolutions, its cultural strength and development, especially in interwar Poland, through the holocaust period and Warsaw Ghetto uprising, until the period of postwar Stalinist purges. Subjects: Jewish socialists - Europe, Eastern. Jews - Europe, Eastern-- History - 20th century. Politieke organisaties. Sociaal-democratie. Joden. Bund. Socialistes juifs - Europe de l'Est. Juifs - Europe de l'Est - Histoire - 20e siècle. Allgemeyner Idisher arbeyterbund in Lita, Poylen un Rusland. Very light shelf wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-5-47) (ID #32354) $35.00.
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  274. Tobais, Henry J. THE JEWISH BUND IN RUSSIA: FROM ITS ORIGINS TO 1905. Stanford, CA; Stanford University Press., 1972. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xvii, [1], 409 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Black and white map on page [1] titled, “The Pale of Settlement in 1905.” “In this first history of the Bund in English, the author describes not only its internal organization and tactics, but also its relations with other political forces, notably the Zionists, the Bolsheviks, the Mensheviks, and the Polish revolutionary parties, and with antagonistic elements within the Jewish community. ” (Dust Jacket) Subjects: Jews -- Soviet Union. Bund. Dust jacket has some edge wear, with small tears along top edge close to the backstrip, and some light rubbing. Some highlighting, but not after page 70. Previous owner’s inscription on front free end page. Text block is fresh. Overall, very good condition. (EE-6-1) (ID #32388) $30.00.
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    138A. • American Jewish Committee. THE JEWS IN THE EASTERN WAR ZONE. New York, 1916. Cloth, 12mo; 119 pages; Documents pogroms & problems of the Jews of Eastern Europe on the eve of the Russian Revolution, during WW I. Looks at Russia, Poland, Austria-Hungary, Roumania, and Palestine, and includes material on legal restrictions on Jews, Jewish patriotism, Antisemitic spy-stories, Military repression of Jews through the censor, hostage-taking, & unfair administration of relief, etc. A seldom seen book on an important chapter in World War I. Light wear to boards, hinges starting. Good Condition (EE-3-25) xx (ID #32057) $50.00.

     

     

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  276. Klepfisz, Heszel. MITN BLIK OYF TSURIK: YIDISH MIZREH-EYROPE: KIEM UN GERANGL: ESEYEN. Yerushalayim; H. Klepfish, 2000. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 599 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Title page verso: Looking back, East European Jewry, Existence and Struggle; Ayin la-‘avar. A series of essays on Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the holocaust, by Heshl Klepfisz (1910-2004), orthodox Yiddish journalist; he contributed to the Agudas Yisroel press in Poland, served as Rabbi in Costa Rica and Panama, and was a regular essayist to the Forverts. Includes index of names and table of contents of author's previous works. Subjects: Jews - Europe, Eastern - History. Jews - Europe, Eastern - Social life and customs. Yiddish literature - History and criticism. Ashkenazim. OCLC lists 29 copies. Light bumped corners of cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-5-26) (ID #32332) $30.00.
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  278. Glinert, Lewis. HEBREW IN ASHKENAZ: A LANGUAGE IN EXILE . New York; Oxford University Press, 1993. Publishers cloth. 8vo. X, 264 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “Hebrew in Ashkenaz is a pioneering attempt to reverse an age-old academic prejudice against the legitimacy of Ashkenazi Hebrew. Glinert has gathered philosophers, historians, sociologists, and linguists to address such contentious issues as the role of Hebrew in Jewish life and the evolving shape of the language, over the period of 1000 years from the dawn of Ashkenazi life in Germany through contemporary Jewish society in Britain and Russia. This book finally abolishes the myth that Ashkenazi Hebrew was solely a language of religious study and prayer. Instead, it is shown to be a language with vibrancy and creativity all its own, from which today's Hebrew emerged with remarkably little effort. ” (Publishers Description) . Subjects: Hebrew language - Europe - History. Hebrew language - Social aspects. Hebrew language - Revival. Hebreeuws. Diaspora. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-5-25) (ID #32331) $30.00.
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  280. Mendelsohn, Ezra. THE JEWS OF EAST CENTRAL EUROPE BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS. Bloomington; Indiana University Press, 1983. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XI, 300 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “An illuminating study of the demographic, cultural, and socioeconomic condition of East Central European Jewry, the book focuses on the internal life of Jewish communities in the region and on the relationships between Jews and gentiles in a nationalist environment. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Jews - Europe, Eastern - History - 20th century. Juifs - Europe de l'Est - Histoire - 20e siècle. Joden. Judíos - Europa oriental. Relaciones étnicas - Europa oriental. Europe, Eastern - Ethnic relations. Europe de l'Est - Relations interethniques. Light wear to jacket, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-5-23) (ID #32328) $30.00.
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  282. Another Copy. Institutional stamps on endpages and outer edges; otherwise clean and fresh in fair jacket. Good condition. (EE-5-23A) (ID #32329) $30.00.
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  284. Baumgarten, Jean. MILLE ANS DE CULTURES ASHKÉNAZES. Paris; Liana Levi, 1994. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 658, [24] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In French. With 24 pages of plates. ‘One thousand years of Ashkenaz Cultures’. Contains a diversity of texts documenting the history of Ashkenaz cultures, from central Europe to Alsace, Ukraine and the North Sea to Italy; centered around the common language of Yiddish. Compiled by specialists in medieval history (Jean Baumgarten), modern history (Annette Wieviorka), literature and linguistics (Rachel Ertel and Itzhok Niborski) . Translators: Jean-Christophe Attias (hebrew), Nadia Déhan-Rotschild (yiddish), Judith Ertel, Marie-José Jolivet (english), Françoise Laroche (german) . Subjects: Jews - Intellectual life. Ashkenazim - Intellectual life. Yiddish literature - History and criticism. Ashkénazes - Civilisation. Ashkénazes - Histoire. Ashkénazes - Europe de l'Ouest. Ashkénazes - Europe de l'Est. Civilisation occidentale - Influence juive. Juifs - Langues. Juifs - Vie intellectuelle Ashkénazes - Vie intellectuelle Littérature yiddish - Histoire et critique. Light wear to jacket, light smudging to outer edges, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-5-24) (ID #32330) $30.00.
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  286. Eckman, Lester Samuel. THE HISTORY OF THE MUSAR MOVEMENT, 1840-1945. New York; Shengold Publishers, 1975. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 174 pages. 25 cm. First edition. “This book attempts to determine the impact of the Mussar Movement, with emphasis on Rabbi Israel Salanter and his key disciples on the moral, spiritual, educational, social, and political life of the Jews in light of Jewish and Eastern European history of the time. Dr. Eckman has presented well the Mussar Movement which offers a legacy of great personalities, significant contributions, noble deeds, and great works of rabbinic and ethical literature. It is a work of paramount importance and relevant for our times. ” (Publishers Description) . The Musar Movement was an “Educational movement and ethical program designed to promote and develop the teachings and practices introduced by Yisra’el Lipkin (Salanter; 1810–1883) . Salanter’s broad notions for reinvigorating Jewish society gave way at the hands of his disciples to programs of educational reform within the circumscribed though culturally significant ambit of Lithuanian yeshivas, while his ideas gradually underwent dramatic reinterpretation and revision. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Musar movement - History. Mouvement musar - Histoire. Mussar-Bewegung. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (EE-4-58) (ID #32225) $30.00.
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  288. Ettinger, Samuel. BEN POLIN LE-RUSYAH = ON THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN POLAND AND RUSSIA; COLLECTED ESSAYS. Jerusalem; Zalman Shazar Center For Jewish History: Bialik Institute, 1994. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 467 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with extra title page and table of contents in English. Collected essays of Shmuel Ettinger’s on Jewish history in Russia and Poland, areas covered include: Kievan and Muscovite Russia; Ukraine and Poland (1569-1772; The Polish Partitions and Tsarist Russia 1772-1917; Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Essays include The History of the Jews in Kremenets, on the Khazars, Jewish influence on the Religious Ferment in Eastern Europe at the end of the 15th century, Jewish participation in the colonization of the Ukraine, the Council of the Four Lands, the Hasidic Movement. Essays by Shmuel Ettinger (1919–1988), “Israeli historian. Born in Kiev, U. S. S. R., Ettinger immigrated to Erets Israel in 1936 and studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he received his doctorate in 1956 for his study ‘The Jewish Colonization of the Ukraine, 1569–1648.’ In 1952, while still a research student, he joined the teaching staff of the Hebrew University, and in 1965 he became professor of modern Jewish history. He was a visiting professor at Oxford University in 1969–70. Ettinger's major fields of research include Russian Jewish history (from its beginnings until the Soviet era), the attitude of 17th- and 18th-century European thought toward Judaism and Jews, modern Jewish historiography, and the roots and development of modern antisemitism. … Ettinger served on the editorial board of Zion, the journal for Jewish history (editorial secretary 1955–59, and editor from 1960) and on the executive board of the Israeli Historical Society and the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People. He was among the initiators and directors of many research projects, among them the Center for Eastern European Jewish Studies, which he headed. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Zionism - History - 20th century. Jews - Europe, Eastern - History. Light shelf wear to jacket, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-4-15) (ID #32179) $30.00.
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  290. • Szajkowski, Zosa. JEWS, WARS, AND COMMUNISM (VOLUME 1 ONLY). THE ATTITUDE OF AMERICAN JEWS TO WORLD WAR I, THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS OF 1917, AND COMMUNISM (1914-1945). New York, KTAV, 1972. Hardcover, 8vo, Hardcover, Octavo, red cloth with gold lettering, 714 pp, b/w illustrations, notes, printed sources, list of periodicals, index. Very good, new condition. (EE-3-28) (ID #32059) $60.00.
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  292. Dicker, Herman. PIETY AND PERSEVERANCE: JEWS FROM THE CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS. New York: Sepher-Hermon Press., 1981. Cloth, 8vo. Xviii, 226 pages. Plate illustrations. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Ukraine – Zakarpats'ka oblast – history; Jews – Romania – Sighetu Marmatiei – history; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) – Ukraine – Zakarpats'ka oblast; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) – Romania – Sighetu Marmatiei; Hasidism – Ukraine – Zakarpats'ka oblast; Hasidism – Romania – Sighetu Marmatiei. Light wear to jacket. Very good condition. (EE-3-15) (ID #32044) $50.00.
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  294. Klepfisz, Heszel. OYF HISTORISHE VEGN: ASHKENAZ UN YIDISH MIZREH-EYROPE: ESEYEN. Yerushalayim; Aroysgegebn Mit Der Hilf Funem Dr. Shemu’el Un Rivkah Hurvits Literatur-Fond Bay Der Yidisher Kultur-Gezelshaft In Yerushalayi, 1993. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 608 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Title page verso: On the paths of history, Ashkenaz and East European Jewry = Bi-netive ha-historyah. Dr. Heszel Klepfish was born “in 1910 in Zyrardow. Studied in heder and with his father. After turning nine years of age went away to study at various yeshivas. At the age of 12 became a member of the ‘Tekhkemuni’ synagogue in Warsaw. Received rabbinic ordination. Studied history and philosophy at various universities in Poland and other European countries. Worked on various Polish journals. Was co-editor of Dos Yiddishe Togblat in Warsaw from 1931-1939. Edited the Yiddish-Polish weekly Jewish Echo from 1932-1934. Was an active participator in the ‘Bes Yakov’ School system in Poland. Just before the Second World War he lived in Eretz Yisroel and worked on Hatzofe and Hahad and other literary and scientific periodicals. In the first year of the Second World War he edited the weekly Der Vokh in Paris. In 1940 he became the Chief Rabbi of the Polish Army on the Western Front. He held the rank of Major and accompanied the Jewish soldiers in the Polish army in France and England and afterwards in the fight to free Europe from the Nazis. Received high Polish, French and English distinctions, one of which was The Special Medal of Liberation awarded him by the Belgian City of Ghent. From 1949-1953 worked in helping Holocaust survivors. Was a lecturer in Jewish history and literature in the College of Jewish Studies in Glasgow, Scotland. From 1953- 1958 he was the spiritual leader of the Jewish Community in Costa Rica. From 1958 he has lived in Miami Beach the U. S. A. Where he lectures in the College of Jewish Studies and in the Hebrew Teachers' Seminary. He also lectures at YIVO. Authored many works and treatises in various languages. The literary collection Yiddishe Shriften (Jewish Writings), published by the Union of Jewish Writers and Journalists in Poland right after the Second World War in 1946, mistakenly lists Reb. Dr. Heszel Klepfisz under the heading ‘those who died as martyrs. ’” (Biographical notes about Reb. Dr. Heszel Klepfisz, in “Pinkas Zyrardow, Amshinov un Viskit”, 1961) . Subjects: Judaism - History. Judaism - Europe, Eastern - History. Jews - Intellectual life. OCLC lists 29 copies. Lightly bumped corners of cloth, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-5-27) (ID #32333) $30.00.
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  296. Halpern, Israel. YEHUDIM VE-YAHADUT BE-MIZRAH EROPAH: MEHKARIM BE-TOLDOTEHEM. Jerusalem; Hotsaat Sefarim Al Shem Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-Ivrit, 1968. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 435 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added title page: Eastern European Jewry; historical studies. Collection of essays, on the subjects of the Council of the Four Lands, Approbations, the Khmel’nyts’kyi uprising (gzeyres takh vetat), the Ickowicz Brothers, etc. By Israel Halpern (1910–1971), “Israeli historian. Halpern was born in Bialystok, Poland, emigrated to Erez Israel in 1934, began his teaching career at the Hebrew University in 1949, and became professor in 1963. His main interest was the history of East European Jewry, particularly pinkasim (‘registers’) . His publications include Pinkas Va'ad Arba Arachot (‘Minutes of the Council of the Four Lands, ’ 1945); Ha-Aliyyot ha-Rishonot shel ha-Chasidim le-Erets Israel (‘Early Chasidic Immigration to Palestine, ’ 1956); and Takkanot Medinat Mehrin (‘Moravian Community Enactments, ’ 1952) . He also edited Sefer ha-Gevurah (3 vols., 1941, 19512), a historical-literary anthology of Jewish self-defense and martyrdom, and Beit Yisrael be-Polin (2 vols., 1948–54), a collection of essays on Polish-Jewish history. Halpern took a leading part in the work of the Israel Historical Society, and was coeditor of the journals Zion and Shivat Tsiyyon, publications devoted to the history of Zionism. “ (EJ 2008) . Subjects: Jews - Europe, Eastern. Light wear to edges of jacket, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-5-29) (ID #32335) $30.00.
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  298. Heschel, Abraham Joshua. DER MIZREH-EYROPEYISHER YID [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Nyu-York; Shoken Buks, 1946. Original Wraps. 8vo. 45 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. ‘The East-European Jew’. Inscribed by Heschel in Yiddish on first endpage. ‘This work is a popularization of the lecture presented at the ninth conference of YIVO in New York. ’ Lecture delivered in 1945. Also published in the 1946 YIVO Annual in English translation, with the title ‘The Eastern European Era in Jewish History’. “Heschel’s revised and expanded version of the speech, ‘The Earth is the Lord’s: The Inner Life of the Jew in East Europe (1950), illustrated with moving woodcuts by Ilya Schor, another refugee from Poland, inaugurated his American career as witness to Eastern European Spirituality and moral activism. ” (Pg. 93, “Abraham Joshua Heschel: Prophetic Witness”; by Edward Kaplan) . Also of note, the first Yiddish book ever published by Schocken; Subjects: Jews - Eastern Europe. Institutional stamp on endpage and backstrip, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-5-28) (ID #32334) $55.00.
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  300. Goldberg, Hillel. THE FIRE WITHIN: THE LIVING HERITAGE OF THE MUSAR MOVEMENT . Brooklyn, N. Y.; Mesorah Publications,, 1987. Softbound. 8vo. IV, 194 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Biographies, anecdotes, and teachings, of the leaders of the Musar Movement. Subjects: Musar movement - History. Rabbis - Biography. Lipkin, Yisrael ben Zeev Wolf - Biography. Finkel, Natan Tzvi ben Moshe. Ziv, Simcha Zissel. Horowitz, Yoseph Yozel ben Shlomo Zalmen. Shelf wear to wraps, otherwise clean. Good + condition. (EE-4-59) (ID #32227) $30.00.