Selected records from the French Diplomatic Archives in Nantes concerning Palestine
132 pages of photocopies (31 documents).
Contains a collection of diplomatic dispatches sent to all French diplomats during the period 1938-1949 concerning Palestine. Various subjects discussed include: illicit immigration to Palestine in 1939 (the exodus of Polish Jews toward the Levant); surveillance of the activities of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in October, 1939 and his "escape"; Zionist politics; a letter from the French Ambassador to Turkey in 1942 to the Admiral of the Fleet under Vichy in 1942 on the "Strouma Affair" [Struma]; "Jewish Terrorism in Palestine," dated November 9, 1944; the evolution of the Palestinian economy and the projects of the Jewish Agency in November, 1944; and a dispatch from the French Ambassador to the United States to Georges Bidault on 8 February 1948, discussing the United Nations propositions to grant statehood to Israel and the diverging opinions of American diplomats.
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