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Lot 83


Unterthänigste Vorstellung der Gemeinde von Strassburg über eine Bittschrift, welche den 28ten Jänner dieses Jahrs im Namen der Juden des Elsasses der National-Versammlung vorgelegt worden; und über ein Werk, betitelt: Abhandlung der Frage über den Bürgerstand der Juden eben derselben Provinz [“Response of the Community of Strassburg regarding a petition of 28 January this year in the name of the Jews of Alsace to the National Assembly; and to a work entitled "Treatise [on] the Question of Citzenship of the Jews in Said Province"] pp. 11, (1 blank). Trace foxed, folded. 4to Szajkowski, Jews and the French Revolutions (1970) p. 868, no. 112

(Strasbourg: 1790)

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
In the aftermath of the French Revolution of 1789--and especially the emancipation of the Spanish-Portuguese Jews of Bordeaux, Bayonne and the Jews of the former papal province of Avignon and the Comtat Venaissin--the German (Aschkenazic) Jews of the Alsace region (of which Strasbourg was the provincial center) petitioned the French National Assembly for the rights of citizenship. With anti-Semitic overtones, the present tract repudiates these efforts.