Item 243088. POYLISHER ID: YORBUKH LIKHVOYD DER ... KONVENSHON FUN DER AMERIKANER FEDERATSYE FAR POYLISHE IDN. POLISH JEW. ELFTER YOR BUKH. ELEVENTH YEAR BOOK [1944]
Item 243088. POYLISHER ID: YORBUKH LIKHVOYD DER ... KONVENSHON FUN DER AMERIKANER FEDERATSYE FAR POYLISHE IDN. POLISH JEW. ELFTER YOR BUKH. ELEVENTH YEAR BOOK [1944]
Item 243088. POYLISHER ID: YORBUKH LIKHVOYD DER ... KONVENSHON FUN DER AMERIKANER FEDERATSYE FAR POYLISHE IDN. POLISH JEW. ELFTER YOR BUKH. ELEVENTH YEAR BOOK [1944]
Item 243088. POYLISHER ID: YORBUKH LIKHVOYD DER ... KONVENSHON FUN DER AMERIKANER FEDERATSYE FAR POYLISHE IDN. POLISH JEW. ELFTER YOR BUKH. ELEVENTH YEAR BOOK [1944]

POYLISHER ID: YORBUKH LIKHVOYD DER ... KONVENSHON FUN DER AMERIKANER FEDERATSYE FAR POYLISHE IDN. POLISH JEW. ELFTER YOR BUKH. ELEVENTH YEAR BOOK [1944] פוילישער איד : יארבוך

Nyu York [New York] : American Federation for Polish Jews, 1944. Hardback. Item #41980xt

1st edition. Original glossy printed wrappers, bound into later cloth, 4to [Life Magazine Size], 112 (Yiddish) + 95 (English) pages. In Yiddish and English. Annual Yearbook of the American Federation for Polish Jews, started in 1932-33, as Hitler ascended to power in Germany. Title varies based on the year: Polish Jews; Polish Jew; Poilisher Yid; Poylishe Idn. Includes printed letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) welcoming delegates to the annual convention. Articles in English include: “Jewish Political Thought in Poland (Jacob Apenszlak); Fundamental Problems (by Dr. A. Tartakower); Then and Now (by Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum); Pioneers in Jewish Painting (by Alfred Werner); Poland in Jewish History (by M.Z. Frank); The Black Book of Polish Jewry (by M. Blumenstock); The Women’s Division (by Mrs. A.P. Kaplan) & From Convention to Convention. The American Federation for Polish Jews, formerly known as the Federation of Polish Jews in America, was founded in 1908 as the Federation of Russian-Polish Hebrews, primarily to “help Polish landslayt in New York in any possible way" and to strengthen the activities of landsmanshaftn in the city. It established the Beth David Hospital to aid members and newly arrived immigrants around 1912 and contributed to the People's Relief Committee in 1919. The Federation sent a delegate to the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919. In 1920, the organiztion dropped the word "Russian" from its name and in 1926, changed the word "Hebrews" to "Jews". The Organization established the related World Federation of Polish Jews in 1935 for relief and economic assistance for Jews in Poland. The women's division, Ezra, was organized in 1931. The Federation cooperated with the Association of Jewish Refugees and Immigrants from Poland in publishing “The Black Book of Polish Jewry” in 1943. In the mid-1940s, they also coordinated relief activities of New York Polish landsmanshaftn on behalf of their home towns and landslayt, going on, in the 1950s, to campaign actively against antisemitism and racial discrimination. Leaders included Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum, Zelig Tygel, and Benjamin Winter (YIVO). Isaac Rivkind’s copy, indicated by institutional presentation bookplate. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- United States -- Periodicals. -- Poland. -- Europe. Juifs -- E´tats-Unis -- Pe´riodiques. -- Pologne -- OCLC: 145390394. Later endpapers and boards bear institutional marks, but original wrappers are clean of institutional stamps. Some closed tear to Yiddish title page (archivally repaired). Glossy pages are toned and becoming fragile, but remain good and solid. Very Good Condition (AMR-65-4A-’elx).

Price: $225.00

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