The main aim of the paper is to discuss the propaganda and persuasion techniques of the post-war Bund circles on the example of their English-language ‚The Jewish Labor Bund Bulletin’. It was published in 1947–1953 by the New York based World Coordinating Committee of Bundist. The analysis of the periodical’s content will show that it was extremely difficult for its activists to come to terms with the loss of influence in the political world. Therefore, de-spite the implementation of activities aimed mainly at preserving the Bundists’ subconscious sense of their own identity, the bulletin was still dominated by political issues. In principle, it was not until 1950 that, in the face of the triumph of the Zionist ideas and the liquidation of the Bund’s structures in Poland, that the Committee’s message was marked by significant changes, which redefined the essence of the movement and gradually made it more of a social rather than a political organisation.
Dec 29, 2021