Herzl Mazia diary
The diary, written from July to November 1943, recounts the experiences of a Jewish Brigade soldier, from deployment in Palestine to battles in Tobruk, Benghazi, and elsewhere in North Africa.
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Also in Mandate Palestine collection
The collection consists of a poster and several archival collections relating to the Jewish experience before, during, and after the Holocaust in the British Mandate in Palestine.
Application documents and correspondence, pertaining to requests to allow Jewish settlers from Lithuania to immigrate to Palestine and work as agricultural workers.
Typescript letter, written by Manger to a Mr. Fried, in London, 13 October 1943. Discusses the fate of the writer Alfred Sperber, the future of the Yiddish language, and the Holocaust.
Typewritten lists of participants in training camps (kibbutzim hachsharot) operated in various locations in Poland by Agudat Israel during the 1930s.
One postcard, pre-printed and with signature of a Jewish soldier, declaring that in the event of his death, his wife would not be bound to remain married to him. Addressed to Rabbi Yeshayahu Refaelowitz, Tel-Aviv, 1940.
Memoranda, certificates, mimeographed song texts, newsletters, collected by unidentified Jewish Brigade soldier, who served with the 1st Camouflage Company (Palestine), Royal Engineers.
Event poster illustrated by destroyed buildings issued by the Association for Aid and Rescue of Jews from Vilna, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania) and the vicinity. It announces an event for Holocaust survivors by Habimah, an internationally acclaimed Hebrew repertory theater company founded in Moscow in 1918, with training and support from Stanislavski. Members of the troupe hoped to create a Jewish renaissance by reviving the Hebrew language. Habimah left the Soviet Union in 1926, and toured throughout the world until splitting in 1927. Some members settled in Palestine and Habimah was reestablished in Tel Aviv in the 1930s, eventually becoming Israel's National Theater. Among the participants at this event were Yehoshua Bertonov (1879-1971), and Shmuel Rodensky (1904-1989), both natives of Lithuania and members of Habimah in Russia.