Jewish Press Will Have a Special Section at International Exhibition
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Jewish Press Will Have a Special Section at International Exhibition

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

There is to be a special Jewish Section at the International Press Exhibition being held in Cologne from May to October. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has taken the initiative in organizing a committee of representatives of Jewish institutions and organizations of Jewish journalists and writers in various countries in order to arrange for the Jewish Section.

The Jewish Section will consist of two parts–one historic and the other modern. The historic section will illustrate the beginnings of the Jewish news service and its development up to the present day. It will contain historic documents bearing on the development of the Jewish news service and copies of the oldest Jewish news papers, as well as of all newspapers which have played an important part in Jewish cultural life. There will also be illustrations of events of Jewish historic importance, and pictures of outstanding Jewish personages. It will trace the development of Jewish printing, especially of Jewish art printing in the Middle Ages. There will be on view examples of the work of the famous Hebrew printing presses of Amsterdam, Venice, Prague, etc.

The modern section will be subdivided according to countries, languages and subjects. Each newspaper will be represented by copies of its first issue, its jubilee numbers, special numbers and the latest issue.

There will be pictures of the offices and printing houses of the big Jewish newspapers and photographs, etc., of important Jewish personages of the present day and copies of documents bearing on Jewish life in modern times. The Section will contain exhibits making clear the system of work of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

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