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The Jewish Autonomous Region, D. Bergelson, Moscow 1939

Only Edition - No copy NLI or Major Collections

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  • Lot Number 53903
  • Title (English) The Jewish Autonomous Region
  • Note Rare - No copy NLI or other Major Collections
  • Author David Bergelson
  • City Moscow
  • Publisher Foreign Languages Publishing House
  • Publication Date 1939
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 2486030
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Physical Description:

Only edition, octavo, 47, [1] pp., 140:107 mm., usual light age staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound as issued.


Detailed Description:   

Booklet promoting the Jewish socialist republic of Birobidzhan in the Soviet UnionJewish communists believed that the Soviet Union's creation of Birobidzhan was the "only true and sensible solution to the national question." The Soviet government used the slogan "To the Jewish Homeland!" to encourage Jewish workers to move to Birobidzhan. The slogan proved successful in convincing Soviet Jews as well as Jews from other countries. In 1935, Ambijan received permission from the Soviet government to aid Jewish families traveling to Birobidzhan from Poland, Romania, Lithuania and Germany. Jewish workers and engineers traveled to Birobidzhan from Argentina and the United States as well. This campaign by the Soviet government was known as the Birobidzhan Experiment