Workers’ Libraries in Interwar Poland: Selections Translated from a Yiddish Handbook
Keywords:workers' libraries, interwar poland, Yiddish library research, Eliezer Vays, I. Rauchfleisch
Interwar Poland saw an explosion in the establishment of all kinds of libraries, notably workers' libraries, run by political or labor organizations for the edification and education of working people. In 1929, under the auspices of the Linke Poale Zion, I. Rauchfleisch and L. Weiss published their Handbook for Libraries. This 73-page book was desiged to provide anyone desiring to open such a library as much information as they needed, in clear language and adequate detail, to operate such an institution in line with modern library practices.
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