Minsk: Melukhe-Farlag fun Vaysrusland, 1926. Paper Wrappers. Item #41963
1st edition. Original paper wrappers (front wrapper lacking), 12mo, 87 pages. 17 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates as “Head: A Collection of Verses: Dedicated to the Victims of the White Terror.” Inscribed on title page in year of publication, perhaps by the editor or author? Poetry. “The White Terror (Russian romanized: Belyy Terror) in Russia refers to the organized violence and mass killings carried out by the White Army during the Russian Civil War (1917–23). It began after the Bolsheviks seized power in November 1917, and continued until the defeat of the White Army at the hands of the Red Army. The White Army fought the Red Army for power, which engaged in its own Red Terror. According to some Russian historians, the White Terror was a series of premeditated actions directed by their leaders, although this view is contested. Estimates for those killed in the White Terror vary between 20,000 to 100,000 people” (WIkipedia) SUBJECT(S): Yiddish poetry -- Belarus. -- Soviet Union. Poe´sie yiddish -- Bie´lorussie. -- URSS. -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Histoire -- 1917-1921 (Re´volution). OCLC: 42037120. OCLC lists only 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, JTSA, YIVO, McGill), none at any Ivy League Institution. Lacks front cover. Paper browning as expected, fragile, with some chipping to upper outer corner, no text affected. Good Condition Thus. (YID-36-10).