Die Welt.

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 237

Die Welt.

Volumes I-X. German text with a smattering of Hebrew and Yiddish. Illustrated. Ex-library, browned. Original pictorial boards. Folio. Sold not subject to return.

Vienna-Cologne-Berlin: 4th June, 1897- 28th December, 1906

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
Die Welt was the official organ of the World Zionist Organization. Founded as a weekly newspaper by Theodor Herzl in 1897 - some two weeks before the very first Zionist Congress. It ceased publication in July, 1914. Die Welt played a central role in placing Jewish affairs on the public agenda and in promoting Zionism. Herzl attached great significance to the newspaper, aware of its enormous potential importance for the Jewish world as a whole, and for the Zionist effort in particular, by serving as an ideological platform and marketing aid, and in playing an important role in promoting unity. The newspaper carried an invigorating and promising message for the downtrodden Jews in particular – a public declaration of determination and strength. See EJ, Vol. XVI col. 445.