Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Zosa Szajkowski Collection, 1900s-1947

Series II: Jews and Jewish Life in Imperial Russia and Eastern Europe, 1905-1939

Collection of materials, mostly printed, related to social and political life of Jews on the territory of Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, and Poland in the first quarter of the 20th century. Thematically they cover such subjects as revolutionary events of the 1910s, pogroms, anti-semitism, the 1917 revolution and the civil war. Most of the items concern Jews and Jewish life, and others deal with the revolutionary movement and the civil war. Also included are materials of various Jewish organizations and groups among which are the Bund, Poalei Zion, Zionists, etc. There is a group of material related to the Ukrainian People's Republic, including notable legislative acts on the statute of Jewish communities and Jewish autonomy, and other documents.

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Political Parties and Groups, 1903-1912, undated

(handwritten and printed appeals, leaflets, brochures and other publications of various political parties and groups)

Box 5 Folder 13-14 Anarkhisty-kommunisty, 1905-1912, undated

Handwritten and printed materials of various groups including Belostok, Grodno, Gruppa anarkhistov "Internatsional," Kovno, Lodz, Minsk, Paris group "Zherminal," Smortons, Vilna, Zurich group. There are leaflets, appeals, calls, newspaper in Russian and Yiddish.

Box 5 Folder 15 Black Hundreds (Chernosotentsy), monarchists, patriots, 1903-1907, undated

Handwritten and printed materials of such groups as Belyi Dvuglavyi Orel, Soiuz Mikhaila Arkhangela, Soiuz russkikh liudei, Soiuz Russkogo Naroda, Tainaia partiia "Spasenie Rossii", and others.

Jewish Organizations, 1902-1919, undated

Bund, 1902-1917

Box 5 Folder 16 Letters and appeals from and to Bund foreign committees, 1916-1917


Box 5 Folder 17 Arbeter Shtime, 1902, 1917

Box 5 Folder 18 Profesyonele Leben, 1917

Box 5 Folder 19 Varshever Arbeter, 1902, 1903

Box 5 Folder 20 Postcards, 1902-1905

Poalei Zion, 1917-1919, undated

Box 6 Folder 1 Poalei Zion's letter to the Interallied Socialist Conference, 1918

Box 7 Folder 17 Note from the secretary related to the Russkii Obshchekolonial'nyi Komitet v Parizhe, 1917

Periodicals and Printed Materials

Box 6 Folder 2 Jüdische Arbeiter-Korrespondenz (Bulletin des Büros des Jüdischen Sozialistischen Arbeiterverbandes Poalei Zion), no. 9, 10, 1918

Box 6 Folder 3 Kommunistischer Gedank, no. 1, 2 (Kyiv), 1919

Box 6 Folder 4 Leaflet: Appeal from Poalei Zion Central Committee, undated

Box 6 Folder 4 Booklet: Resolution of Poalei Zion conference, 1917

Box 1 Folder 19 Invitations and events, undated

Various Jewish and Zionist organizations and groups, 1915-1922, undated

(appeals, flyers, leaflets, publications, brochures, news bulletins of Jewish organizations in Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Soviet Union, Switzerland)

Box 6 Folder 5 Anarchistische Federatzion, undated

"Der Heil'iger Dreyfus" (leaflet, London)

Box 6 Folder 5 "Barba" (publication of the international group), undated

Box 6 Folder 5 Evreiskii natsional'nyi fond (Keren Kayemeth Le Israel), 1917

"Nalog vozrozhdeniia" (brochure)

Box 6 Folder 5 Gezelshaft royter Magen-Dovid (Committee of Red Magen-David), undated

Excerpts from the Statut

Box 6 Folder 5 Gezelshaft Tsu Farshpreytn Nekheve Bildung Tsvishn Yidn in Lite (Kovno), 1922

Box 6 Folder 5 Histadruth HaNashim LeMaan Mis'adot Bli Mashkaot Harifim Be-Zurich, undated

Box 6 Folder 6 Jewish Kehiles Council (Presidium fun der tzentraler fervaltung Hanesiot shel Shalton vad Kehilot), 1918, undated

Regulation book (Kyiv); Newsletters (Moscow)

Box 6 Folder 7 Jewish section of Communist Party (Kharkiv), undated

Leaflet about March 8

Box 6 Folder 7 Jewish section of Communist Party (Vilna), 1920

Communist Manifesto

Box 6 Folder 7 Jüdischer Handverker Arbayst Grupe (Jewish Trade and Worker Group), 1917

Box 6 Folder 8 Komisiye Ha Eretz Israelit (Moscow), 1917

Fundraising appeal

Box 6 Folder 8 Makkabi, 1917


Box 6 Folder 9 Sionistskaia organizatsiia (Odessa, Petrograd), 1918, undated

Appeal of the Central Kommittee regarding the Balfour Declaration; Jewish community elections printed materials

Box 6 Folder 10 Tseire-Tsiyon (Zeirei Zion), 1915-1918

Printed materials (Kharkiv, Kyiv, Moscow, Petrograd): appeals, leaflets, application, guest card

Flat Box 9 Folder 13 Tsentral Komitet fun der Tzionistisher Organizatziye in Rusland, 1917

Box 6 Folder 11 Vserossiiskaia Voennaia Sionistskaia Organizatsiia (leaflets, appeals), 1917

Box 6 Folder 12 Zydu Tautos Tarybos Lietuvoje (Yedies fun Yidishn Natsional-rat in Lite), 1922

News bulletin (Kovno)

Jewish Periodicals and Publications, 1902-1929, undated

Newspapers and Magazines, 1902-1929, undated

Box 6 Folder 13 Arbeiter (publication of Polish Socialist Party), [1898-1901]

Box 5 Folder 17 Arbeiter Shtime, 1902, 1917

Box 6 Folder 14 Hamn-Tasch (handwritten), undated

Box 6 Folder 2 Jüdische Arbeiter-Korrespondenz (Bulletin des Büros des Jüdischen Sozialistischen Arbeiterverbandes Poalei Zion), no. 9, 10, 1918

Box 6 Folder 15-16 Komunistishe Velt (Jewish section of the Communist party, Moscow), 1919-1920

Box 6 Folder 3 Kommunistischer Gedank, (Kyiv), no. 1, 2 , 1919

Box 6 Folder 17 Partey-Yides (Jewish Section of the Communist party in Ukraine), 1920

Box 6 Folder 18 Pioner, 1929

Box 5 Folder 18 Profesyonele Leben, 1917

Box 5 Folder 14 Rabochii mir (newspaper of Zurich group of anarchists-communists), no. 2, 1912

Box 6 Folder 19 Shlang, [between 1880 and 1910]

2nd issue of the satirical Yiddish journal Der Shlang published in Berdichev

Box 6 Folder 20 Telegraf (daily newspaper, Kyiv), 1918

Box 6 Folder 21 Tsayt (Odessa), [1919]

Box 6 Folder 22 Ufboy, 1922

Box 5 Folder 19 Varshever Arbeiter, 1902, 1903

Box 6 Folder 23 Yidishe Folks-Shtime (Warsaw), [1911]

Box 6 Folder 24 Yidishe Velt, no. 1, 1912

Publisher Flyers, 1917-1918

Box 6 Folder 25 Erets-Izrael' (Russia), 1918

Box 6 Folder 25 Ha Am, 1918

Box 6 Folder 25 Safrut Publishing (Moscow), 1918

Box 6 Folder 25 Togblat, 1917

Pogroms and Antisemitic Writings and Publications, 1905-1919, undated

Pogroms, 1905-1909, undated

Box 7 Folder 1 Kyiv aid committees for pogrom victims; Statut of the Tsentral'nyi Evreiskii Komitet pomoshchi postradavshim ot pogromov, undated, 1919

Box 7 Folder 2 Odesa events, 1905

Appeal to the Christians of the city of Odessa to save Jews

Odesskie dni. "Razskaz ochevidtsa" (article describes the uprising on the battleship Potemkin and a riot in the city of Odesa in 1905, for which the author blames the Jews)

Box 7 Folder 3 ORT appeal to the victims of pogroms, undated

Box 7 Folder 3 Tsentral'nyi Evreiskii Komitet pomoshchi zhertvam voiny (Petrograd), undated


Box 7 Folder 4 Uman' and Volyn', 1905

Appeals to the Christians to save Jews and appeal of the Volyn's governor (in Russian, Ukrainian, Yiddish)

Antisemitic writings and publications, 1906, undated

Box 7 Folder 5 Anonymous handwritten appeals and letters, undated

Box 7 Folder 6 Brochures, publications, undated

Box 7 Folder 7 Pochaevskii listok, 1906

Box 7 Folder 7 Pochaevskiia izvestiia, 1906

Revolution and Civil War

Appeals to soldiers, workers; orders; propaganda

Bolsheviks and anti-bolsheviks propaganda

(flyers, posters, appeals, rolling paper with anti-bolshevik propaganda texts)

Box 7 Folder 8 Regular size

Flat Box 9 Folder 14 Oversize

Orders, 1917-1920

Box 7 Folder 9 Bulak-Balakhovych, [1920]

Box 7 Folder 9 Workers Militsiia, [1917-1918]

Box 7 Folder 9 Trotsky to Red Army which is entering Ukraine, [1919]

Box 7 Folder 9 Shetkevych and Porokhivs'kyi (Berdychiv), 1920

Ukrains'ka Narodna Respublika (Ukrainian People's Republic), 1917-1926

Printed materials related to the time of the UNR

Box 7 Folder 10 Proekt zakonu pro Ievreis'ki Natsional'ni Ustanovchi Zbory i Tymchasovi Ievreis'ki Natsional'ni Zbory, 1918

(Ukrainian and Yiddish)

Box 7 Folder 10 Zakon pro utvorennia Evreis'kykh Hromads'kykh Rad i perevedennia vyboriv chleniv sykh Rad (published in Vistnyk Heneral'noho Sekretariiatu Ukrains'koi Narodnoi Respubliky), 1917

Box 7 Folder 10 Appeal of Jewish National Labor Committee of Ukraine in regard to Jewish autonomy and Natsional'ni Zbory, [1918]


Box 7 Folder 11 Margoline, Arnold. "Les Juifs en Ukraine" ("Jews in Ukraine"), 1919

(interview of Dr. Arnold Margolin, representative of Ukraine at the Peace Conference)

Box 7 Folder 12 Flyers, undated

Informatsiine Biuro Armii UNR

6 Sichova Strilkova Dyviziia


Box 7 Folder 13 Petliura's anti-pogrom appeal to the people of Ukraine, 1921

Box 7 Folder 13 On Petliura's murder, 1926

(appeals and other materials of Ukrainian People's Republic and Ukrainian Social Democratic Workers' party)