[Nyu York]: Ferlag Fun Der Idisher Sotsyalistisher Federatsyon Fun Amerika, 1917. Paperback. Item #38347
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 66 pages, 21 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates to “The Truth about Palestine. ” Litvak (1874–1932) was the pseudonym of Haim Yankl Helfand, socialist, Yiddish writer, translator, and editor. Helfand who grew up in a strict orthodox home, joined an illegal study group in Vilna organized by the Jewish Social Democratic Group in Russia, the organization that later established the Bund in 1897.The Jewish socialist intelligentsia in Vilna immediately recognized Helfand’s usefulness to the movement, as he was a native Yiddish speaker with a traditional Jewish background and competency in Russian. From 1905 onward (after being exiled to Siberia) , he began writing under the pseudonym A. Litvak. Between 1905 and 1914, he was one of the most influential and prolific Yiddish writers for the Bund. During World War I, Litvak settled in America, where he supported the Jewish labor movement. SUBJECTS: Palestine -- Description and travel.. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Cover wrapper has much edgewear. Binding repaired. Internally Good. (ZION-13- 53).