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Bob Levitan collection

Document | Accession Number: 2010.505.1

Consists of documents, newspaper clippings and photographs related to Hyman Robert (Bob) Levitan, a World War II veteran who became the captain of the SS Ben Hecht and illegally transported a group of refugees, mainly Holocaust survivors, to Palestine in 1947. The ship was intercepted by British warships and the passengers and crew were imprisoned. The crew was released after six months, while the refugees were eventually allowed into Palestine. The collection includes photographs taken on the ship and in prison, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, and documents related to Mr. Levitan and the SS Ben Hecht, which was financed by supporters of the Bergson group.

Date
1946-2007  (inclusive)
Language
English
Hebrew
Extent
1 box
2 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Barbara Randall
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Record last modified: 2017-09-12 11:50:25
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