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Lot #    17076
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:37:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    To the Jewish Masses of South Africa
Title (Hebrew)    צו די יודישע מאסן אין דארעם אפריקע!
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed.] African Gezerd
City    Johannesburg
Publisher    Prompt Printing Co.
Publication Date    1932
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Large sheet of paper, printed on both sides 393:226 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
          
Detailed
Description
   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."
          
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, English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica