Kaunas [Kovno]: Sh. Yoselevitsh, 1940. Item #39817

First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 215 pages, 9 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates as: “Links: Collected Works for Literature. ” One of the last Yiddish books published in Kovno/Kaunas prior to the Nazi invasion of 1941; OCLC-Worldcat lists not a single Yiddish publication from the city from 1941-1959. “During the interwar period Kaunas had a Jewish population of 35, 000–40, 000, about one quarter of the city's total population. Jews made up much of the city's commercial, artisan, and professional sectors. Kaunas was a centre of Jewish learning, and the yeshiva in Slobodka (Vilijampole) was one of Europe's most prestigious institutes of higher Jewish learning. Kaunas had a rich and varied Jewish culture. There were almost 100 Jewish organizations, 40 synagogues, many Yiddish schools, 4 Hebrew high schools, a Jewish hospital, and scores of Jewish-owned businesses. It was also an important Zionist centre” (Wikipedia, 2016) . SUBJECTS: Yiddish literature. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, NYPL) , none outside the Northeastern US. Stains and wear to wrappers toning to pages, but solid, about Good Condition (HOLO2-131-15A).

Price: $300.00

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