Auction 010 Online Auction - Jewish and Israeli History and Culture
Aug 29, 2017 (Your local time)
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"The New Ghetto" – Theodor Herzl – Vienna, 1897

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Das Neue Ghetto, Schauspiel in 4 Acten [The New Ghetto, a play in four acts], by Theodor Herzl. Published by "Welt", Vienna, 1897. German. First edition.
A play by Herzl focusing on Jewish integration in a gentile society. The play was composed following the Dreyfus trial which Herzl reported as a journalist. The protagonist is an assimilated Jewish lawyer who tries to break through the social ghetto enforced on Western Jews, but fails. The lawyer's death at the end of the play serves as a warning that the situation of Western Jews is unbearable.
[4], 48 pp, 19.5 cm. No cover. Good condition. Restored tears at margins of first leaf. Loose signatures, restored with a piece of paper pasted to the spine.

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