New York, Hashomer Hatzair, 1940. Paperback. Item #37917
First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers with photograph and title printed in blue ink. 8vo. 31 pages; 23 cm. Inscription on inside cover. Holocaust-era story of the creation, history, daily life, and accomplishments of Kibbutz America-Krith, a kibbutz fused from Polish and American groups. “And then there’s the sweat. They say it’s advisable not to drink too much, but hardly anyone can heed that. Buckets of sweat need buckets of water-that’s a simple theory. So drink, drink, on on the bosses’ time as you never drank before, drink and wring the sweat out of your undershirt! ” Includes several black-and-white photographs of the people and land as well as a balance sheet providing the economic picture of the kibbutz. Includes introductory letter from Dr. Israel Goldstein, a rabbi, author, Zionist leader and one of the founders of Brandeis University. SUBJECT (S) : Kibbutzim, Halutzim, Jewish colonization. OCLC lists 3 holdings worldwide (NYPL, Univ Kansas, NLI) . Light staining and unobtrusive pencil marks. Very good- condition. (zion-11-24).