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Nasz Przegląd

NASZ PRZEGLĄD

NASZ PRZEGLĄD ("Our Review"), Jewish Polish-language newspaper. Nasz Przegląd was published in Warsaw from 1923 to 1939 and served as an informative political organ with a Zionist-nationalist orientation. It had been preceded by Nasz Kurjer, which first appeared in 1917 at the incentive of the journalist Jacob Appenszlak, aided financially by Joseph *Dawidsohn and Samuel Jacob *Jatzkan, editor of *Haynt. In 1920 Nasz Kurjer was reorganized on a cooperative basis, and in 1923 appeared under its new name Nasz Przegląd as a non-party nationalist organ. Nathan Szwalbe, Saul Wagman, Jacob Appenszlak, and Samuel Wołkowicz all served as associate editors. Its permanent contributors included noted Jewish writers and publicists, such as Samuel *Hirschhorn, Florian Sokolow, Fishel *Rotenstreich, Janusz *Korczak, the political writer Bernard Singer (who wrote under the pseudonym "Regnis"), and the historians Majer *Balaban and Emanuel *Ringelblum. Several prominent progressive Polish intellectuals worked within the framework of the newspaper, including the philologist Baudouin de Courtenay and the journalist W. Rzymowski. It had many Polish non-Jews among its readers.

Nasz Przegląd was not a campaigning newspaper and did not take a fixed ideological stand, developing a tendency to adapt to the changing political situation. The members of its staff differed in their outlooks, although the pro-Zionist trend was marked. While Nasz Przegląd supported the Polonization of Jewish culture, many of the Jewish intelligentsia became influenced by it toward the Zionist cause. It published installments of important works of Yiddish and modern Hebrew literature in Polish translation, including those of Joseph *Opatoshu and Singer, and J. *Klausner's Jesus of Nazareth. Nasz Przegląd's daily circulation reached 40,000 and its staff comprised some 50 writers. The newspaper owned a modern printing-house which published a children's supplement, Mały Przegląd, edited by Janusz Korczak, as well as a women's weekly, Eva, edited by Paulina Appenszlak.

bibliography:

eg, Warsaw, 1 (1953), 512–4; A. Levinson, Toledot Yehudei Varshah (1953), 305–6. add. bibliography: M. Fuks, Prasa zydowska w Warszawie (1979), 259–74; J. Gothelf (ed.), Ha-Ittonut ha-Yehudit she-Hayeta (1973), 207–13.

[Moshe Landau]

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