Varsha [Warsaw]: Rom, N.D. Item #41763

1st edition. Later boards. 8vo. 153 pages, 25 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates to “From My Notebook.” Medem (1879-1923) was a Russian Jewish activist and ideologue of the Jewish Labor Bund. The Jewish Labour Bund, founded in 1897 in the Lithuanian Vilnius, was committed to the cultural and national rights of Jews in Eastern Europe. In this regard, Medem dared to oppose the view of Russian Marxists, and even of Lenin. These objectives received support in Central and Western Europe, e.g. from Austromarxists, and especially in several Jewish immigrant workers' clubs in Paris, whose members described themselves as Bundists. One such club, which also saw the education of the workers as its main task was given the name Arbeter-klub afn nomen Vladimir Medem (Workers' Club on behalf of Vladimir Medem). His educational policy ambitions culminated in 1929 in the founding of the Medem Library, which at 30,000 volumes is now the largest Yiddish cultural institution in Europe (Wikipedia, 2019). SUBJECTS: Socialism - Zionism - Nationalism and socialism. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide (OCLC:144652941). Pages toning, Very good condition. First Edition of an Important Memoir. (YID-33-58-LX-'e).

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