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[Zionism - Basle Congress]
Shuldberg & Partner
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Only edition. 234,  pp., 203:135 mm., browned, some chipping, loose in the original boards.
Transcript of the the Second Zionist Congress in Basle. The meeting was held in Basle on Aug. 28–31, 1898. In his opening address, Herzl called on the Zionists to "conquer the communities," a slogan which later led to the program of "work in the present," i.e., in the Diaspora, in order to deprive various assimilationists of their self-appointed role as spokesmen of the Jewish people. At this Congress the foundations were laid for the Jewish Colonial Trust and David Wolffsohn was placed in charge of implementing the project. Leo Motzkin, who had just returned from Erez Israel, presented a detailed report on the situation of both the new and the old yishuv. A group of Zionist Socialists demanding representation for the Jewish proletariat in the leadership of the Zionist Organization made their first appearance at this Congress. Herzl was opposed to splitting the precariously united Zionist camp. The struggle between the "political" and "practical" Zionists had been set aside at the First Congress, and the resolution to establish the Jewish Colonial Trust further narrowed the gap between the two camps.
<השלם> מהמו"מ בהקונגריס הציוני השני בעיר באזעל, י-יב אלול תרנ"ח >28-31 אויגוסט 1898< ...
CD-EPI 0128117; EJ
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