Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Studies of the Simon Dubnow Institute, Volume 1

Gertrud Pickhan:
»Gegen den Strom.«
Der Allgemeine Jüdische Arbeiterbund »Bund« in Polen 1918–1939




450 pp., Hardcover with dust jacket

München/Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt DVA 2001

ISBN 3-421-05477-0

Price: 68,00 € (D)





Out of print


Among the most important representatives of the Jewish minority in East-Central Europe between the two world wars was the General Jewish Workers' Alliance, popularly known as the »Bund.« It was established in 1897 in Vilna and one the eve of WW II, the Bund was the single most powerful political force in the Jewish population in Poland.  As a community of shared conviction and solidarity, the Bund made a major contribution to the flowering of Yiddish culture in Poland in the interwar period. Gertrud Pickhan was able to gain access to documents only recently opened to public accessibility in East European archives, and to evaluate them for her fundamental study.