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Polish Craftsmen Strike in America
Polish craftsmen were hired by the British Virginia Company to settle in Jamestown, Virginia Colony (founded 1607) and...
Solidarity with Solidariność
In 1980 there were at least 20.000 residents of Polish parentage living in Sweden. Sweden was one of Poland’s most important...
The First Polish Prisoners
After the beginning of the 'Blitzkrieg' in Poland the German army achieved quick results. With tanks and airplanes the Polish...
In August 1980 strikes broke out in many parts of Poland. The strike at the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk is most well known. The...
High-Days for Polish Socialists
Robotnik, the newspaper of the Polish Social-Democratic Party PPS, focused on the Spanish Civil War in July and August 1936. The...
Polish Provos
'Vote twice.' With this slogan Pomaranczowa Alternatywa (The Orange Alternative) demonstrated in favour of a referendum in the...
Emigrant Aid Societies ORT and OSE
Click to see an enlarged picture, additional information and following pages if availableORT : Organization for Rehabilitation...
Revolutionary Song Di Shvue
This song is not to be confused with the Bund anthem Di Shvue.
Bundist election poster 1
Bundist election poster
Bundist election poster 4
Bundist election poster
Bundist election poster 2
Bundist election poster
Bundist election poster 3
Bundist election poster
The Bund and Elections in Interbellum Poland
Click to see an enlarged picture, additional information and following pages if availableBundist election placards being posted ...
Bundist election placards being posted
Bundist election placards being posted.
Bundist Postcard
This postcard is a good example of the bi-linguality of the Bund in Poland and the Baltic States during the Interbellum. This...
Call for financial support
Call for financial support for Yiddish secular education.
Graphic design for the Bund
Graphic design for the May 1st festivities of the Bund in Poland.
Picture stamps for the Medem Club
In interbellum Poland the Bund not only operated as political party but was also very active in the socio-cultural field. The...
Di geshikhte fun der idisher arbeyter bevegung in rusland un poylen
 First page of the brochure and list of publictions. At the end of most pamphlets the Bund and the Jewish anarchists published a...
The Bund in pictures
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Solidarność archives and Theo van Tijn
In the first years of its existence, the Polish trade union Solidarność and its leaders focused on bread, meat, and civil rights...
Yiddish Collection Guide
The IISH has a unique and manifold collection of Yiddish material consisting of books, brochures, periodicals and pamphlets of...
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