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US poster stamp encouraging people to donate to a humanitarian organization

Object | Accession Number: 1990.335.6.1

Poster stamp distributed in 1941 by the American Federation for Polish Jews. The design was created by the Jewish artist, Arthur Szyk, used to develop public interest in the Federation’s humanitarian efforts. Szyk was himself an immigrant born in Łódź, Poland, and lost his mother in the Holocaust, making the Federation’s mission a personal cause for him. Although they were not valid for postage, poster stamps could be affixed to letters and envelopes as fund-raising, propaganda, and educational tools. The American Federation for Polish Jews was founded in 1908 in New York City as the Federation of Russian-Polish Hebrews, and changed their name in the 1920s. During the Holocaust, the American Federation coordinated with the World Federation to provide relief and assistance to Jews living in Poland.

Date
issue:  1941
Geography
issue: New York (N.Y.)
distribution: United States.
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Object Type
Poster stamps (lcsh)
Genre/Form
Stamps.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-07-01 09:33:21
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