Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

Poster Designed by Aharon Hefter – "Emes" Newspaper – Moscow, 1930s

Opening: $2,000
Sold for: $2,500
Including buyer's premium
"Abonir zikh ofn emes", a poster calling to subscribe to "Der Emes" Newspaper. "Emes" printing house, Moscow, [1930s]. Yiddish. Design: Aharon Hefter.
The paper "Der Emes" [the Truth] was published in the years 1918-1938 by the central committee of the Soviet Communist party, and was managed by the Yevsektsya (the Jewish section of the party) which attempted to create proletariat culture in Yiddish (Hebrew was considered the language of elites). The paper served to distribute communist propaganda and fought anti-Semitism within and outside the Soviet Union. The first editor was Shimon Dimenstein; later this role was transferred to Moshe Litvakov, until he was dismissed during the Great Purge period, was arrested and executed. The paper was shut down by the authorities in 1938.
The designer of the poster – Aharon Hefter (1894-1963), Russian painter, caricaturist and book designer.
37X52 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Tears to borders. Damage (flaking) to lower part (verso) ca. 4X3 cm. Framed.
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