Frankraykh, 1948-1952. Paper Wrappers. Item #41981xt
8vo; 1st edition. Original printed paper wrappers, 4to (large), ca 50 pages per issue. In Yiddish. Title translates as, “Existence: A Monthly Journal for Literature, Culture and Societal Problems.” Tipped in Woodcut Ex-libris by A. Kolnik on cover of issue of 1949, #2-3; additional tipped in illustration on cover of 1949, # 4. Kiyum was a Yiddish monthly started by survivors in Paris, running 1948-1960; Succeeded by “Unzer kiyum.” Writing in 1952 about the Jewish periodicals in France over the preceding year, the American Jewish Year Book noted, "Particularly worthy of note was Kiyoum ("Existence"), a Yiddish monthly published by the Federation des Societes Juives de France, under the editorship of Israel Jefroykim. This magazine, which devoted its pages to the problems of continuity and creativity in Jewish life, had become one of the best of the serious magazines in Yiddish." [“France," in The American Jewish Year Book, Vol. 52 (1951), p. 283]. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. Yiddish literature -- Juifs -- Pe´riodiques. Litte´rature yiddish. OCLC: 10153490. Some covers, on heavy paper, have become fragile and detached, or show other light edgewear, though most remain quite Good. Text pages are also browning, as expected, but remain generally free of chips and breaks. A very nice set (yid-42-25-L-’xcce).