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Hyman Robert Levitan collection

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    The Hyman Robert Levitan collection 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 Bob Levitan and the SS Ben Hecht, which was financed by supporters of the Bergson group.
    inclusive:  1946-2007
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Barbara Randall

    Physical Details

    English Hebrew
    1 box
    2 oversize folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Bob Levitan collection is arranged in a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Corporate Name
    SS Ben Hecht (Ship)

    Administrative Notes

    Barbara Randall donated the Hyman Robert Levitan collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in September 2010. Barbara Randall is the daughter of Hyman Robert Levitan.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2022-07-28 17:51:00
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