This is a book written for children. And this– the revised edition– was copyright in 1947.
I got to wondering, as you may be as well, when the State of Israel was officially formed. November 29, 1947:
Late Saturday afternoon, November 29, as the dusk came to close the Sabbath, the momentous decision was made. With only three votes to spare, the United Nations authorized the establishment of independent Arab and Jewish states in a partitioned Palestine.
The world response to the decision was overwhelming. Liberal Christians rejoiced that an age-old problem was approaching solution… . Jews in the DP [Displaced Persons’] camps, by now almost impervious to the call of hope, began to speak again in the accents of free men.
A History of the Jews (by Abram Leon Sachar, 1964). Just another
crappy old book honored to have shelf space.