Schocken Publishing House Ltd.
Salman Schocken founded the Schocken Publishing House in Tel Aviv in 1937. It was the successor of the Schocken Verlag, which was established in Berlin in 1931. After the Novemberpogrom they had to close the publishing house. Until then Schocken had been the most significant publishing house for Jewish writers as well as for Jewish readers.
Salman Schocken himself had already emigrated to Palestine in December 1933 via Switzerland. At the beginning of 1934 he arrived in Jerusalem.
Gershom Schocken started managing the Schocken Publishing House in 1939. He also became the publisher and editor-in-chief of Ha’aretz, the oldest Hebrew newspaper in Palestine, which his father had bought back in 1935 as a wedding present for him.
Schocken Books Inc. was founded in New York as a subsidiary to the publishing house in Tel Aviv in 1945 after the War ended. They never viewed themselves as an exile publishing house.
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