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Lot #    16337
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:24:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    South African Zionist Federation
Title (Hebrew)    First Annual South African Zionist Conference
Author    [Zionism - Only Ed.]
City    Johannesburg
Publisher    Transvaal Leader Office
Publication Date    1905
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. Frontispiece, 50 pp., plus title wrappers, 320:205 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy loose in the original title wrappers.
   Report of the proceedings of the First Annual South African Zionist Conference held at Johannesburg July 9-11, 1905. Even before the first Basle Congress in 1897, there were a few Hovevei Zion societies in South Africa. An association of Zionist societies in the Transvaal, formed in 1898, convened a countrywide conference which led to the creation of the South African Zionist Federation, the first all-national Jewish body. The first all-South African Zionist conference was held in 1905. Although the fortunes of the Zionist movement fluctuated in the post-Herzl era, its strength was revealed during the World War I, when the first South African Jewish congress was held in Johannesburg, in April 1916, convened jointly by the Zionist Federation and the Board of Deputies in order mobilize public opinion for the Jewish claim to Palestine.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    South Africa
History:    Checked
Other:    Zionism
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica