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Yehuda Avisar papers

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    The Yehuda Avisar papers consist of biographical and military materials, correspondence, creative writing, and photographs documenting Avisar’s activities as a Company Sergeant Major (CSM) in the 1st Camouflage Company of the Royal Engineers, Central Mediterranean Forces (CMF).
    Biographical and military papers include Avisar’s service and pay book and discharge book and a movement order. Correspondence includes letters among Avisar, E. Aronov, Yisrael Karmi, and others discussing the war. Creative writing includes skits, poetry, songs, and essays documenting the cultural life of Avisar’s military unit. Photographic materials include a photo album and loose photographs depicting Yehuda Avisar and his unit in Egypt and Italy from 1942-1945.
    inclusive:  1942-1948
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    Collection Creator
    Yehuda Avisar
    Yehuda Avisar (1899-1950) was born Yehuda Kodlowski and spent his youth in Dnipropetrovsk. He was a civil engineer, worked in a Zionist underground movement, and moved to Palestine with his wife, Yehudith Avisar, and children in 1925. He was a city engineer in Jaffa and worked with the Haganah. In 1942 he volunteered for the 1st Camouflage Company of the Royal Engineers attached to the British Eighth Army. His unit trained in Egypt and fought in Italy. Avisar was discharged in January 1946, rejoined the Haganah, and worked toward the establishment of the state of Israel.

    Physical Details

    1 box
    1 oversize box
    System of Arrangement
    The Yehuda Avisar papers are arranged as four series: I. Biographical and military materials, 1942-1948, II. Correspondence, 1942-1945, III. Creative writing, approximately 1942-1948, IV. Photographic materials, 1943-1945

    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
    Italy. Egypt.

    Administrative Notes

    Acquired, October 2012. Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisitions Fund.
    Funding Note
    The acquisition of this collection was made possible by The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund.
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-08-25 08:46:32
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