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OFFENBACHER / THE JEW ISH STUDIES M ICROFICHE PRO JECT
inventories of selected files at the General Zionist Archives and
the Israel State Archievs. An introduction to Herzl’s cor-
respondence and dispatches, especially written on the occasion
of their being made available for the first time in microfiche,
was contributed by Dr. A. Bein, Herzl’s well-known biographer.
A continuation of the above may be found in “Israel Govern-
ment Publications,” which not only document current history
bu t are even promised to be updated yearly. Alongside official
State Records, such as Government Ordinances or Records of the
Knesset, a number of publications, such as
Ariel,
a review of
the Arts and Sciences in Israel, are also included.
DIASPORA H IS TO R Y
In the area of the history of the Jews in the Diaspora, only
some of the projected catalogues have actually been published
thus far. The titles for the “History of the Jews in Germany”
were selected by Prof. J. Toury, of the Tel-Aviv University. Here,
the serials are perhaps among the most needed items. They in-
elude such periodicals as
Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums,
Der Israelit, Der Jude, Die Juedische Presse, Monatsschrift fuer
Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums,
and
Die Welt.
Among the books there appear such items of historical im-
portance as Riesser’s
Gesammelte Schriften
(1867-1868).
T he “History of the Jews in Russia/USSR” is a vast subject
for which Prof. Y. Slutsky of Tel-Aviv University has made
a preliminary choice only. From among the serials, the Russian
language periodicals which have so far been microfilmed include
the important
Voskhod
(1881-1899). Among the monographs
there can be found such important items as Druyanow’s
Ketavim
le-Toledot H ibbat Ziyyon,
and Dubnow’s
History of the Jews
in Russia and Poland
(1916-1920).
T he “History of the Jews in the Netherlands” is dealt with
in two separate catalogues. The first contains monographs con-
sisting mainly of books in Dutch which have been selected by
Dr. J. Melkman, of the Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry.
T he second, entitled “T he Jewish Press in the Netherlands 1674-
1970,” includes the
Dinstagische Koerant-Fraytagishe Koerant
(1686-1687) which, as Dr. L. Fuks of the Biblioteca Rosen-
thaliana points out in his introduction, are the earliest true