Curiosities of the National Library of Israel available on the internet
"Herzl's works are a must in every Hebrew household," Tel Aviv's M. Newman Publishing announced when it advertised its new edition of the Zionist leader's selected works.
One of the exceptional posters in the collection advertised the Hebrew edition containing excerpts of the "Brown Book," with "details of the Hitlerian rule of terror," from Herut Publishing on Shenkin Street in Tel Aviv. The original was first published in 1933 in Warsaw by the World Society for the Relief of the Victims of German Fascism and was translated into Hebrew the same year. Today you can find the book in secondhand bookstores.
"Soldier, have you bought the first book on the War of Independence really written on the battlefield?" is an advertisement for Uri Avnery's book "In the Fields of the Philistines, 1948 - a Soldier's Tale." "Thousands have bought it - buy it too," the ad urges.
By Ofer Aderet