Eretz Israel Songs on behalf of Maccabi Union in Germany and Pioneer Union in Germany, collected and published by Dr. Jacob Sheneberg, Published by Judischer Verlag [יודישער פערלאג] Berlin 1935 - Eretz Israel Songs printed in Nazi Germany in Hebrew! One of the last publications of those movements on German soil before the Holocaust. Includes songs that first appeared in this publication. Rare.
A collection of songs with musical notation which were widely sung at "Maccabi" and Zionist organizations conventions, printed here for the first time. As the publisher writes: "Through publishing this songbook the publisher wants to convey to the broad youth circles a large part of still unknown, previously unpublished songs", the musical notation was meant to preserve for future generations the special melodies to which the songs were sung at various gatherings so they won't be forgotten. Among others appear two-part songs created in the "Singing class of Hashomer Hatzair in Krakow" which Mr. Pinchas Anhalt from Krakow sent to the publisher. And many songs appearing here for the first time such as "הוי חלוץ טיפש", "עד מתי ספנים עוד נסחב השקים", "מסביב למדורה התאספו נא רועי צאן", "תן כתף עצום את העיניים", and many more. The opening song of the collection is the anthem 'Hatikvah' in its original version ['התקוה הנושנה, לשוב לארץ אבותנו העיר בה דוד חנה'] under the title 'Songs of Enthusiasm'. Also appearing are many unknown homeland songs such as "למולדתי הבאת אותי", "מתרפ"ט עדי תר"ץ חיש הולך", and more. The Hebrew edition of this collection was published in Jerusalem in 1947.
In 1934 the Pioneer movement in Germany numbered about 15,000 members, and around a fifth of them underwent training at some 32 different facilities. In 1941 the training facilities in Germany were dismantled on Nazi order - some were closed and the rest were turned into forced labor camps for young Jews.
208 p. 17 cm. Stains on the cover and first pages. Good condition.