Tel Aviv: 'olamenu. 1962. Item #22309

8vo. 120 pages. In Hebrew with some Latin. First edition. English title: The history of the Jews of Busk. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - Ukraine - Bus'k - history; Bus'k (Ukraine) -- ethnic relations; Jews - Poland - Busko Zdroj. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. "Gelber [1891-1966] was born in Lvov, Galicia and studied at the universities of Vienna and Berlin. He served in World War I as an officer in the Austro-Hungarian army; thereafter he assumed the post of general secretary of the Eastern Galician delegation of the Va'ad Le'ummi in Vienna and, subsequently, became an active participant in the Austrian Pro-Palestine Committee and first secretary of the Austrian Zionist Organization. In 1934 he immigrated to Palestine where, until his retirement in 1954, he worked in the Keren Hayesod head office in Jerusalem. His last years were devoted to Jewish scholarship, which he had pursued extensively, though not professionally, all his life. Gelber was a prolific author who published close to 1, 000 books and articles in Hebrew, German, Yiddish, and Polish on Jewish history and contemporary Jewish life, in addition to scores of articles on contemporary issues in daily newspapers. " (EJ, 2007) Good condition. (ComHist-16-2).

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