Rare! La Terre Retrouvee, Magazine (1931+1933), Jewish National Fund – Keren Kayemet Le Israel


A monthly of twenty-four pages on average, illustrated from the outset by photos of Palestinian achievements, this publication will experience rapid expansion since it prints 15,000 copies in October 1929, having taken advantage of the events of August of the same year in Palestine and the emotion aroused to establish itself, in Jewish opinion, as a current affairs magazine. This success resulted in an increase in format for the November 1929 issue, which began the newspaper’s second year of existence. Another big turning point took place in October 1936, following financial problems, the model was modified and La Terre Retrouvee became a fortnightly, offering 22 issues per year, the 1st and 15th of each month, with a single issue in July and in August. We then see new sections appear on Jewish life in France and Paris, in Germany, in Eastern Europe and in North Africa.

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La Terre Retrouvee

Organe mensuel Illustree du Keren Kayemeth le Israel de France et d’Afrique du Nord


4th  and 5th Year Issue (23 September 1931) – (25 June 1933)

Complete 20 Issues

Pages mostly 24 (some issues 32 and 28 Pages)

Published by La Terre Retrouve, 11 Rue Etienne Marcel, Paris , France

First Edition

Very Rare!

Hard Binding (25,5cm x 20,5cm (approx. 10inch. x 8,25inch.)


The very rich archives of the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet Le-Israel) deposited in Jerusalem, shed light, for the different countries of the diaspora, on the propaganda of this association intended for the purchase of land in Palestine. As for France, an important series of microfilms shows the intense activity of the Paris Office of the K.K.L. from 1925 to 1936, through the privileged relationship of two men, pivotal members of the organization, Aimé Pallière, its vice-president and Joseph Fisher, its general commissioner. Their almost daily correspondence (words scribbled on the corner of a table, telegrams, meeting tickets, minutes of meetings accompanied by their comments) also offers an insight into the hard life of a Zionist propagandist, which is what Pallière was in France and abroad for almost ten years. Let us recall that in 1925, the Jerusalem executive sent Joseph Fisher to create an office of the K.K.L. in Paris. Officially founded on May 16, 1925, reorganized on May 25, 1926 following a meeting which brought together twenty of the Zionist associations of Paris favorable to its action, the Jewish National Fund proceeded with the election of its Paris Office, on the 24 June 1926. The lawyer Marcel Mirtil, member of the Central Consistory, was appointed president and Aimé Pallière, vice-president.

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