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To the Jewish Masses of South Africa
צו די יודישע מאסן אין דארעם אפריקע!
[Polemic - Only Ed.] African Gezerd
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Large sheet of paper, printed on both sides 393:226 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
One side is written in Yiddish, and the verso in English. An anti-Zionist polemic which advocates creating a free Palestine state which unites Arabs and Jews "after the example of the Soviet Union, free of British and Zionist rule. This was put out by 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."
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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