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Lot #    16715
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 1:30:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Protokoll der ... XVI Zionistenkongresses
Author    [Zionism - Only Ed.]
City    London
Publisher    Zionist Central Bureau
Publication Date    1929
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. CXXII, 673 pp., 224:146 mm., usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original half cloth boards.
   Proceedings of the Sixteenth Congress held in Zurich on July 28ľAug. 10, 1929, this Congress, like its predecessor, met in an anniversary year and was opened with a speech by Sokolow on Herzl upon the 25th anniversary of his death. Unlike its predecessor, however, this Congress met during a period of economic recovery in Palestine, improved employment conditions, and the revival of aliyah. Weizmann again reported on the enlargement of the Jewish Agency by non-Zionists, which was to be established after the Congress was over. Despite strong opposition to the project (mainly from the Revisionists), the debate that had lasted for seven years ended with the official establishment of the enlarged body in an impressive meeting with the participation of Weizmann, Sokolow, Herbert Samuel, Louis Marshall, A. Einstein, Lord Melchett, Leon Blum, Sholem Asch, F. Warburg, and others. The Executive (the "Sacher regime") was severely criticized for its attitude toward Labor Zionism. The Congress ended with the election of a new Zionist Executive, joined by two Mizrachi representatives (Rabbi M. Berlin and A. Barth), two labor representatives (S. Kaplansky and Y. Sprinzak), and Ruppin.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Other:    Zionism
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica