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Jewish Agency for Palestine pin issued to an American rabbi

Object | Accession Number: 1990.59.1

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    Jewish Agency for Palestine pin issued to an American rabbi

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    Brief Narrative
    Pin issued to Eugene Lipman after World War II when he worked for the Jewish Agency for Palestine.
    received:  1945-1948
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eugene Lipman
    Subject: Eugene Lipman
    Rabbi Eugene Lipman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 13, 1919. He graduated from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He then was sent overseas as an army chaplain in April 1945. Afterthe war enfded on May, he worked helping Jewish survivors at Buchenwald and Dachau concnetration camps before being sent to Plzen, Czechoslovakia. He joined the Haganah, a group that cared for Jewish survivors and refugees as well as secretly transporting Jews to Palestine. He continued his work with Haganah in Regensburg, Germany. Eugene went home to the United States for a short time in April 1946 but returned later in the year with his wife to continue to aid Jews by providing many with false identity papers for them to leave Europe. The couple returned to the United States in 1948.

    Physical Details

    Identifying Artifacts
    Object Type
    Bar pins (aat)
    Physical Description
    "J.A.F.P." silver letters on a blue background.
    overall: Height: 0.510 inches (1.295 cm) | Width: 0.750 inches (1.905 cm) | Depth: 0.240 inches (0.61 cm)
    overall : metal, paint

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The pin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by Eugene Lipman.
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    2023-11-08 14:25:48
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