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Lot #    17074
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:36:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Tsu di Yidische massen
Title (Hebrew)    !
Author    [Only Ed. - Fascism] African Geserd
City    Capetown
Publisher    Alpha Press
Publication Date    1933
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. Broadside, 354:210 mm., creased, age staining.
          
Detailed
Description
   The Capetown Branch of the African Geserd put out this poster which is headed "a pogrom of the Yidische Fascists over Yidische workers and women in Capetown." This appeared in reaction to a disturbance that had occurred on January 10th when the Capetown Zionists and fascists has come to blows with the workers. The text is in Yiddish.

The African Gezerd (Gezelshaft far Erdarbet), which was founded in 1932 and was the major instrument of the anti-Zionist cause. "By the time of its first National Convention in January, 1933, it boasted 1200 active members and many sympathizers all over the country. The importance of the Gezerd lies in the fact that it represented an alternative to Zionism as the dominant philosophy of the Jews of South Africa."

          
Reference
Description
   Adler, Taffy. Lithuania's Disapora: the Johannesburg Jewish Workers' Club, 1929-1948. Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, Special Issue on Urban Social History. (Oct., 1979), pp. 70-92.
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    South Africa
  
Subject
History:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica