Headline of the Zukunft newspaper

The Zukunft

 

Socialist and anti-Zionist Jewish youth movement, active in the framework of the “Bund” party – the Jewish workers’ party in Poland, established in 1897.

The movement’s members believed that the answer to the “Jewish Question” was not aliya to Eretz Yisrael but a socialist revolution in Poland itself. They stood for the principal of equality and class solidarity, but also preserving the local Jewish culture – Yiddish. The Zukunft developed the Yiddish culture through newspapers, choirs, reading evenings and theater. They also developed the “body culture” of the young Jews, and organized self-defense militias in certain areas.