New York, Zionist Organization Of America, 1920. Item #37337
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 47 pages ; 19 cm. In English. Herzl’s testimony, as well as a transcript of a question and answer session with the Zionist leader before the British Royal Commission in 1902 to discuss the Jewish Question in Europe and the Likelihood of ongoing Jewish immigration to Britain. With an introduction from Jacob De Haas, the secretary of the First Zionist Congress. In his testimony Herzl says, “The fact that there is now for the first time since Cromwell a perceptible number of our people in England is the true cause of this Commission being called together. Those who deny this are, I feel quite certain, perfectly sincere. When they cry out about Alien Immigration, they are quite unconscious of the true cause of their complaint. They feel the pain and they point to the place which hurts… But I think it right to say that the mere establishment of this Commission has created a difficulty… (The) Commission must either recommend restrictive legislation or not…. To keep out the poor oppressed Jews cannot, I believe, be successful. But if restrictive legislation is not recommended, there mere fact of this Commission having sat will give an impetus to immigration to England; it will have formed an additional notification of the desirability of England as a place for emigration.” OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Small tears along the top of a few pages with no test effected. Overall good+ condition. (SPEC-42-26).