Jerusalem, Keren Hayesod, 1937. Paperback. Item #37920
First separate edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers with intricate illustration of people building a settlement. 8vo. 7 pages; 23 cm. A Nazi-era first person account of Harzfeld’s experience as a settler, focusing particularly on newer settlements including in Yavneel, the Beth-Shan Valley, Huleh, and the Galilee. “I have lived through the so-called heroic period of Zionism, in the days of the Second Aliyah, when young people, fired with the ideal of building a new social life in Eretz Israel, cast aside the chains of the Galuth for the first time; but never since the days of the Second Aliyah have I seen such a moving force in the people and in the country-this land of ours which from a dream has been transformed into earthly reality! ” Abraham Harzfeld was a Zionist and Israeli politician who “headed the settlement department of the Agricultural Association and was involved in the establishment of new settlements for forty years …. He was known for his habit of bursting into song, sometimes in the middle of his speeches” (Wikipedia, 2016) . Includes several black-and-white photographs of the settlements and illustrations on front and back covers. From an Address by Abraham Harzfeld. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish settlements, Palestine, Kibbutzim. OCLC lists only one holding worldwide (National Agr Libr) . Moderate folds with a few unobtrusive marks. Good + condition. Scarce. (zion-11-27).