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Lot #    12530
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:31:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Im Kampf um die Zionismus
Author    [Only Ed. - Zionism] Kurt Blumenfeld
City    Berlin - Schonberg
Publisher    Siegfried Scholem
Publication Date    c. 1910
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition? 19, [1] pp., 230:150 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled paper wrappers.
   Kurt Yehudah Blumenfeld (18841963), German Zionist leader. Blumenfeld, who was born in Treuberg, East Prussia, studied law at the universities of Berlin, Freiburg, and Koenigsberg. He joined the Zionist movement in 1904 while still a student and became a student leader of the movement. From 1910 to 1914 he directed the department of information of the World Zionist executive, whose seat was then in Berlin, visiting many countries in the course of his work. In 191314 he was the editor of Die Welt, and in 1920 was among the founders of Keren Hayesod. He was president of the German Zionist Federation from 1923 to 1933. Blumenfeld settled in Palestine in 1933 and became a member of the Keren Hayesod directorate. He was a delegate to every Zionist Congress from the ninth (1909) on, and was a member of the Zionist General Council from 1920. His influence on West European personalities, including Albert Einstein, derived primarily from his intellectualism and his specific "post-assimilation" Zionism, i.e., the Zionist ideology he evolved to appeal to Jews who were already assimilated. His memoirs, Erlebte Judenfrage; ein Vierteljahrhundert deutscher Zionismus (1962), have been translated into Hebrew.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Zionism
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica