||A work on the various aspects of Palestine as the Jewish state. The chapter titles are: Auswanderung und Kolonisation (Emigration and colonization) -- Die jüdische Bevölkerung Palästinas (the Jewish population of Palestine)-- Die Sprachenfrage in Palästina (the language question in Palestine) -- Schule und Erziehung (school and education) -- Ergebnisse der Kolonisation (results of the colonization) -- Zukunft und Ziele der jüdischen Kolonisation ( future and goals of the Jewish colonization). Advertising matter: p. 53-56.
Dr. Elias Auerbach (1882–1971), Israel physician, Bible scholar, and historical writer. Auerbach emigrated from Berlin to Erez Israel in 1909 and settled in Haifa. He published Die Juedische Rassenfrage; Palaestina als Judenland (1912); Joab, ein Heldenleben (1920), a novel; Die Prophetie (1920), a psychological probe into the nature of prophecy based mainly on the religious experience of Jeremiah; and Wueste und Gelobtes Land (2 vols., 19382), his main work, which also appeared in Hebrew as Ha-Midbar ve-Erez ha-Behirah (2 vols., 1957–62), a history of Israel from its beginning until the period of the return from Babylon. From 1950 he lectured on biblical subjects and the history of Israel at various European universities. Auerbach was heavily influenced by Eduard Meyer. On the occasion of his 70th birthday a volume of essays was published in his honor by the Hevrah le-Heker ha-Mikra be-Yisrael, Sefer Auerbach, ed. by A. Biram (1955). Auerbach's autobiography up to 1918 has appeared under the title Pionier der Verwirklichung (1969).