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Lot #    15535
Auction End Date    9/5/2006 11:28:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Reden gehalten auf dem II. Zionisten-Congresse
Author    [First Ed. - Zionism]
City    Vienna
Publication Date    1898
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [1], 42 pp., 210:135 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
   Four speeches delivered at the II Congress, Theodor Herzl, Max Nordau, Dr. M. Gaster, and Dr. Max Mandelstamm. The Second Congress of the Zionist Congress was held in Basle on Aug. 2831, 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.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
Other:    Zionism
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica