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Lot #    17219
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 11:06:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Accounts of Income and Expenditures of the Central
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed. - Community - Unrecorded]
City    Vilna (Vilnius)
Publisher    Krinas & Kowalski
Publication Date    1917
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 19 pp. plus wrappers, octavo, 210:135 mm., wide margins, light age staining. Unrecorded in the bibliography - no other known copy.
   Rare historical document giving a detailed accounting of the income and expenditures of the Central Vaad of Vilna from the day it was founded in February, 1916 through January 1, 1917. The Central Vaad of Vilna was the body for administering the distribution of charitable funds in Vilna. In addition to its Hebrew text the title page has German text describing the monograph as REchenschaftsbericht des Centralkomitees sämlicher jüdischen Wohltätigenstalten in Wilna. The verso of the title page has a list of the members of th eVaad followed by a statement of the accounts and then the records showing disbursements and income on facing pages with the amounts involved. Each entry is accompanied by descriptive text. Entries for disbursements include food for organizations that attend to the needs of the poor of the city, house of mourners for children, workers, Jewish girls, the wives of those whose husbands have gone off to war, and wood to be distributed for free and cheaply by the Zedekah Gedolah. This Accounts of Income and Expenditures provides an inisght to the life of the Jews in Vilna seldom seen with factual data in history books.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, some German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica