Item 243694. YUGNT-VEKER. ORGAN FUN KOORDINID-KOMITET FUN “TSUKUNFT” -ORGANIZATSYIE NEW SERIES 1949 PARIS NR 1 [OF 2 NUMBERS ISSUED]

YUGNT-VEKER. ORGAN FUN KOORDINID-KOMITET FUN “TSUKUNFT” -ORGANIZATSYIE NEW SERIES 1949 PARIS NR 1 [OF 2 NUMBERS ISSUED] יונגט־ וועקער

Paris: Gelbard, 1949. Magazine. Item #42123

1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 4to (tabloid format) , 12 pages. The second to final issue of this important survivor's monthly from post-war Poland. Yugnt-Veker, the Bundist Yiddish Socialist bi-monthly newspaper for young people, spanned a total of 27 years in various formats at different times. Here a very interesting vision of a postwar world of Jewish Socialism by the surviving rememnant in Paris emerges, clearly expressing the Bund's position of Dokayt ("thereness"), remaining to build Jewish life within a socialist framework with other nationalities, on European soil in the immediate of the aftermath of the Shoah, rather than embracing Zionism and envisioning a new Jewish world in Palestine. Title translates as "The Youth Alarm." This Bundist Yiddish Socialist bi-monthly newspaper of the Tsukunft, the Bundist youth movement was edited, in succession, by L. Hechtman, J. Mendelsohn, J. Gutgold, & L. Blit. "Tsukunft or Cukunft or Zukunft (Yiddish for future) was the youth organization of the General Jewish Labor Union (or Bund). It was founded in 1910, and in 1916 it was officially called Yugnt-Bund Tsukunft. Their newspaper was the Yugnt veker. In 1921 Tsukunft suffered a split, in which a pro-Communist group broke away and formed Komtsukunft. Tsukunft had applied for membership in the Communist Youth International two weeks after the Bund had applied for membership in the Communist International, but the second congress of the Communist Youth International had adopted criteria that were not acceptable for Tsukunft. In 1922 the organization changed its name to Yugnt-bund 'Tsukunft' in poyln ('Youth Bund 'Tsukunft' in Poland'). By 1924 only seventy active local groups remained in Tsukunft. However, by 1928 it had grown to 171 local groups. At the time of the sixth Tsukunft conference in 1936 (the last before the outbreak of the Second World War), the organization counted with 184 local groups. On the eve of the Second World War, the organization had 15,000 members. The Tsukunft took part in the Warsaw ghetto uprising as part of the Jewish Fighting Organization.Tsukunft was revived in Poland after the war. At the time it was technically a part of the Polish socialist youth organization OMTUR" (Wikipedia). The Jewish Historical Institute (Zydowski Instytut Historyczny) in Warsaw listed their INCOMPLETE run of postwar issues (even they didn’t have a complete run!) in their 2001 “Rare Periodicals and Books from the Zydowski Instytut Historyczny.” SUBJECT(S): Jewish socialists -- Poland -- Periodicals. Jewish youth -- Jews -- Socialistes juifs -- Pologne -- Pe´riodiques. Jeunesse juive. OCLC: 55806297. Newsprint, so paper is brown, but for the most part very solid. What wear there is is at the extreme margins, with, no text loss (Y-28A).

Price: $200.00

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