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Židovské Zprávy


(Jewish News), Czech-language Zionist journal published from 1918 until 1938. Following the short-lived Židovské listy pro Hechy, Moravu a Slezsko (Jewish Paper for Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia), which had been edited by Gustav Fantl and Jehošua Sušický from 1913 to 1914, Židovské zprávy was the first successful Zionist fortnightly published in the Czech language. It appeared initially in April 1918 and became a weekly at the end of that year.

The first and most influential editor of Židovské zprávy was Emil Waldstein. When he left to become a correspondent for Lidové noviny in Mukačevo, he was replaced by František Friedmann and Gustav Fleischmann. From 1925 to 1930, Zdeněk Landes edited the journal, except for the period 1927–1929, when Jiří Kraus replaced him. From 1931 until 1938, Běla Fantlová held this position.

Beginning in 1928, Židovské zprávy included a supplement, edited by Irma Pollak, from the WIZO organization. From 1934 on, it contained a Maccabi section edited by Beda Brüll; and in 1923 and again from 1936 a literary supplement contained material from young Zionist writers. Frequent contributors included Ludvík Singer, Norbert Adler, Felix Kornfeld, Gustav Sicher, and Filip Lebenhart.

In 1934, the editors of Židovské zprávy took over the publication of Židovský kalendář (Jewish Calendar). The final issue of Židovský kalendář, edited by Viktor Fischl in 1939, documents the lives of Czech Jews on the eve of the Holocaust and includes articles by Marie Schmolková and Jakob Edelstein.