Brünn: Verlag der "Jüdischen Volksstimme" n/d. Softcover. 8vo. 16pp. Original illustrated wrappers. Publisher's information on other works by same publisher printed on both sides of rear wrapper. Work on Zionism, written by renowned Zionist thinker and writer Max Nordau (see below). Minor age wear and staining to wrappers, with library stamp to front wrapper, not affecting text. Inside clean and tight, with creasing to right top edge of pages. In German. Very good condition. vg. Item #20231
Max Nordau (1849-1923). Max Nordau was born in Pest, Hungary in 1849, the son of Gabriel Sudfeld, an Orthodox rabbi of Sephardi origin. After studying medicine, he opened a practice in Paris in 1880. His passion, however, was writing: Nordau was considered a controversial writer, due to his attacks on contemporary European politics, society and art. Similar to Herzl (who was born in the same town and also an aspiring writer), Nordau became a Zionist afterexperienceing a rising tide of anti-Semitism. The two eventually met and Nordau soon became Herzl's partner in the Zionist movement . At the first Zionist Congress in Basel (1897), Max Nordau gave the opening speech Following Herzl's death, Nordau was offered the position of President of the World Zionist Organization but he declined. He died after a long illness in Paris, never having immigrated to the land of Israel. (Source: Jewish Virtual Library).