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MANDEL/ KRESSEL COLLECTION
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liophile’s collection, many of the books and journals in it are now
very rare.
The Library is divided into the following sections:
Zionism.
This section includes such things as the proceedings of
the Zionist Congresses; lexicons of Zionism; the classic writings of
Zionism, including Herzl’s writings in several languages; Herzl’s
newspaper
Die Welt;
basic books on the history and pre-history of
Zionism; histories of Zionism in various countries and regions;
biographies, studies and memoirs of leading figures in the Zionist
movement; and periodicals of research on Zionism.
Land of Israel.
Palestinography, travelogues, research periodi­
cals, etc.
State of Israel.
History and pre-history of the State; military
organizations (Haganah, Palmach, Etzel, etc.); individual political
parties and movements; wars (including about a hundred books
on the 1967 war) and military episodes such as the Entebbe raid;
histories of the various
aliyot;
works by and about Israeli leaders
and politicians; annuals (of the Government, of newspapers,
etc.); an outstanding collection of books and pamphlets on indi­
vidual settlements; the Proceedings of the Knesset, and of the
People’s Council and the Provisional Council of State which
existed from the Declaration of Independence in May, 1948, to
the first elections in 1949.
Labor Movement.
History of the Palestinian labor movement
from the second aliyah to the present day; individual parties; the
Histadrut; writings by and about labor leaders; the movement’s
press.
Literature.
Modern Hebrew literature; translations of world
literature into Hebrew; the main modern Hebrew and Yiddish
classics; research into, and history of, Hebrew and Yiddish litera­
ture.
Diaspora.
General histories of the Jews; histories of the Jews in
particular countries, especially in Europe, but also the United
States, India, etc; the Jewish workers’ movement in America and
Europe; research periodicals; and an outstanding collection of
memorial books to Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.
Biography.
A large collection of biographies and autobiog­
raphies of Jews of the last two centuries (together with the pam­
phlets and newspaper cuttings in the Archive, this makes the
Kressel Collection one of the outstanding sources of information
on modern Jewish personalities in the world).