"Die Welt" was founded by Theodor
Herzl. It was published weekly in Vienna and Koln from 1897
through 1914. Starting in 1903 it served as the house organ
of the Zionist Organization (renamed World Zionist Organization
in 1960). In the years prior to 1903 "Die Welt" ("The World") featured
regular reports submitted by Zionist associations of all sizes from
across the world. Nadworna reports appear from 1898 through 1902.
Occasionally personal notes appear as well. For the full German text
and an English translation of the Nadworna Reports:
Online digital images supported by a searchable database of "Die
Welt" and other German-Jewish newspapers can be found at:
The search is not a full text search and so does not find all
to Nadworna in "Die Welt". The site is in German. Microfilm copies of
"Die welt" can be found at various libraries. e.g. the Research Library
of the New York Public Library.
Facts the knowledge of which is assumed
by the articles' authors
Shimon Bar Kochba:
the Judean rebellion against the Romans from 132 to 135 C.E..
(weekly reading from the Pentateuch) that describes the use of the
menorah in the Temple. Numbers 8:1-12:16. The Haftorah for
this portion is the same as that used on Hanukkah. The connection with
the Maccabees was cause for the Nadworna "Zion" association to have an
annual celebration the week that Behaalosecha was read.
Esrog (plural Esrogim):
One of the four species used as part of the Succos celebration.
First Zionist Congress:
first Congress took place in Basel, Switzerland on August 29, 1897.
Donations are made
to the Jewish National Fund to record
special events or honor someone. The first inscription was made by
Family of Jewish
leaders and rulers of Judea from 167 to 37 B.C.E..
(1860-1904). Founder of the modern Zionist movement.
Jewish Colonial Trust:
Established in 1899, this was the first Zionist bank. Its goal was to
collect sufficient funds to attain a charter for Palestine. The amount
of capital raised was far from the target. At the 1903 Zionist
Congress, the directors
recommended, and the shareholders approved, the payment of a dividend
Jewish National Fund:
Fund to purchase land in Palestine. It was established at the
Fifth Zionist Congress held in Basel, Switzerland in 1901.
It had originally been proposed by Prof. Zvi Hermann Schapira at the
First Zionist Congress.
clerk from Nadworna who placed a blue collection box marked Keren
Le'umit (National Fund) in his office. This became the Jewish National
Fund's trademark blue box after Chaim sent a letter to "Die Welt" (24
January 1902 issue page 13) proposing the use of the blue
Members of the Hasmonean family and their followers who successfully
overthrew Syrian Greek rule of Judea around 167 B.C.E. . They were an
important symbol of Jewish independence for the Zionist movement.
with Theodor Herzl of the Zionist Organization.
Rabbi Samuel Mohilewer:
from Bialystok. Religious Zionist. He was active in Hovevei Zion
(Lovers of Zion). In the summer of 1887 he attempted to turn Hovevei
Zion into a religious Zionist movement.
Zvi Hermann Schapira:
Early Zionist thinker. In 1884 he created a tin collection box for
supporting Jewish settlement in Palestine. He called it the Keren
Kayyemeth Le'Israel (Jewish National Fund) box. He proposed the
establishment of the Jewish National Fund at the First Zionist
The name of the
certificate of membership in the Zionist Organization, given to every
Jew who paid annual membership.
Family names in the reports
The following names are found in the reports. Alternate spellings that
are clearly the same person are separated by slashes. Home towns other
than Nadworna follow the name in parentheses. German town names
Bacher (Stanislau), Bascheles/Baseches/Basseches, Berger (Bucharest),
Betrower, Bibring (Nadworna, Stanislau), Bogonolny (Tulczyn),
Boxenbaum, Bryck/Bryk (Kolbuszowa), Burstyn
Fillenbaum/Fullenbaum, Förster, Friedler (Stanislau)
Gartenberg (Vienna), Goldschlag (Stanislau), Gottlieb (M.-Sziget,
Harz, Hirsch, Hübner
Jekel, Jolles, Jonas (Stanislau)
Kamornik, Kanner, Kern, Kleinmann, Klüger, Knoll, Koppelmann,
Landes (Stanislau), Landesmann, Löwensohn (Stanislau)
Mehr/Meier, Melzer, Menczel (Czernowitz)
Rosenberg, Rosenheck (Kolomea), Rozanski
Schapira (Stanislau), Sekler, Shreier, Singer (Wiznitz), Sobel, Stein,
Wundermann (Pasieczna), Wurzel (Stanislau)