Kovno [Kaunas]: Ha-Sefer, 1934. Item #37990
Original paper wrappers rebound in period boards. 8vo. 32 pages. 16 cm. In Hebrew. Hitler-era Lithuanian Yiddish edition of this Zionist Classic, “Auto-Emancipation. ” Pinkser (1821-1891) born in Odessa, was originally an advocate of Haskalah enlightenment and assimilation for Russian Jews. However, after the pogrom of 1881, he became a Zionist. As such, he led the organization Hibbat Zion, supported emigration to a Jewish homeland, and published his famous book, Auto-emancipation. Originally published anonymously, this work “analyzed the psychological and social roots of antisemitism and called for the establishment of a Jewish national center. ” Though Pinsker did not originally wish to endorse Palestine as the only possibility for the Jewish homeland, towards the end of his life, he was convinced that it was the only workable option. (EJ, 2007) . SUBJECTS: Zionism – Jewish nationalism. OCLC doesn’t list any copies of this edition. Good+ Condition. (ZION-14-39).