Nyu York: Tsentral-Komitet Fun Di Patronatn Far Di Politishe Arestirte In Poyln, 1937. Item #34101
Original Wraps. 4to. 24 pages. 31 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. 'To Aid; For the Political Prisoners in Poland. ' Bound in illustrated wraps, printed in red ink. Contains opening article on Yiddish Writers in Polish Concentration Camps; articles on The Struggle against Fascism in Poland, Political Prisoner Camps, The First of May in a Polish Jail, list of political prisoners and their sentences, announcement for the jubilee celebration of the fifth year of the Bialystoker Patronati, news from various Patronati. Important Landsmanschaften periodical to organize the campaign to free political prisoners in Poland and to fight Polish anti-semitism; in the interwar period, there was a disproportianate number of Jewish political prisoners, many of whom were arrested for participating in communist demonstrations, having communist brochures, or helping political prisoners. The Patronati in America were organizations whose sole task was to aid the political prisoners in Poland. “The patronati are supported by all types of landsmanschaften, not only by the radically-minded branches but also by those who are politically more conservative, once they learn of the sad plight of acquaintances or of the children of landsmen rotting in Polish dungeons. ” - The Present State of the Landsmanschaften, by I. E. Rontch. Subjects: Political prisoners - Poland - Periodicals. Jews - Poland - Periodicals. Jews - Persecutions - Poland – Periodicals. OCLC: 40823578. OCLC lists 6 holdings worldwide (NYPL, OSU, HUC, Harvard, Brandeis, CJH). Spine repaired, bumped at edges; light edge wear, light soiling throughout, overall clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-117-15xx).