AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 273


Numerous photographic illustrations. Russian text pp.3-135, lacking opening leaf, stained, pencil markings, contemporary boards (worn) with original printed lower wrapper bound in, folio

Moscow: 1927

Est: $100 - $150
A detailed album highlighting the horrific effects of a wave of ferocious pogroms afflicted upon Jewish communities in the Ukraine including Skvira (Skver), Poltava, Uman, Kiev and Yelizavetgrad (see lot ) during the Civil War years 1918-21. Publication issued by Z.S. Ostrovsky for the Jewish Committee for Aid to Victims of Pogrom. Seems to have a distinctly Nationalist element, as it portrays the Jews being saved from the attacking native population by the Red Army. See Z. Gitelman, A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union 1881 to the Present (1988) pp.97-108