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Bidding Information
Lot #    24610
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 10:35:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Sokolka
Title (Hebrew)    סוקולקה
Author    various contributors
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Encyclopedia of the Diaspora
Publication Date    1968
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   21x28cm. 772 pages. Slight tears and creases to binding. Otherwise in very good condition.
          
Detailed
Description
   A memorial book of the city of Sokolka with many illustrations and factual material on the city and the Jewish population which inhabited it before the war. Sokolka, town in Bialystok province, N.E. Poland; until 1795 within Poland; until 1807 under Prussia; subsequently until 1915 the town belonged to Russia, reverting to Poland after World War I. Jews settled in Sokolka in the latter half of the 17th century. In 1698 they were granted a royal privilege giving them rights to engage in commerce and own property. There were 522 Jewish poll-tax payers in Sokolka and its surroundings in 1765. The Jewish population of the town numbered 1,454 in 1847; 2,651 (52% of the total) in 1897; and 2,821 (46.4%) in 1921. Jews there earned their livelihood from trade in agricultural produce, hides, and crafts. Jewish contractors developed the tanning industry in Sokolka from 1868, which before the outbreak of World War I employed 700 workers. The Jewish workers' movement began to organize locally in the late 19th century; Zionists began activity in the early 20th century. All Jewish parties were active there between the two world wars. Jews from Sokolka joined the Third Aliyah and helped to found Kefar Malal in Erez Israel. Jews were occupied in over 80% of the businesses and crafts in the town.
          
Reference
Description
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica