Poster appealing for equality of Jewish languages in school

For the Equality of Jewish Languages and Jewish Schools – Fight for List #5

Pinsk, Poland, 1927. Election poster

Polish-Yiddish election poster urging a vote for Poale Zion, a Zionist party, in communal or local elections in Pinsk, Poland. “For the equality of Jewish language and Jewish schools – fight for list #5.” Poale Zion was at odds with the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency. It adopted a pro-Soviet position and attacked the mainstream Zionist labor movement in Palestine for its hostility to Yiddish and its opposition to Arab labor.


Digitization of this artifact has been made possible by the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections project.