Isaac Bitton collection
Contains twelve gelatin silver copyprints of Jewish refugees upon arrival in Lisbon, Portugal, and of Jewish refugees at the time of their departure from Lisbon to various destinations.
- photographs of arrivals of Jewish refugees in Lisbon, Portugal, and their departures to various destinations
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Also in Isaac Bitton collection
Consist of materials concerning the situation of Portuguese Jews during and after the Holocaust. Among the topics covered are emigration to Palestine, the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, and the Nahariya memorial to Jewish refugees. Some of these materials may be unified into a single collection in the future.
Contains six gelatin silver copyprints of Libyan and Tunisian Jews who were exchanged for German POWs in 1944. The photos depict the refugees in preparation for the emigration from Lisbon, Portugal, to Palestine in October 1944.
Contains information about Aristides de Sousa Mendes and his activities as a Righteous Among Nations during the Holocaust.
Contains: Translation (by Isaac Bitton) of a news article which appeared in the 24 January 1944 issue of "Diario de Noticias" in Lisbon concerning the story of the "Nyassa"; draft account by Isaac Bitton, entitled "Comunidade Israelita de Lisboa"; copy of a letter addressed to Sr. Antonia De Oliveira Salazar, Prime Minister of Portugal from Dr. Maximiliano Azancot (1939); photostat of a document issued by the United States Embassy in Stuttgart, Germany, in Mar 1940, addressed to Amalie Wilhelmine Ullman (sister of Dr. Maximiliano Azancot), advising her of her number on the waiting list for emigration to the United States. She and her two sisters perished in the concentration camps.
Contains information about the memorial to Jewish refugees at Nahariya, Israel, and the illegal immigration of Jews aboard the "Aliya" at Nahariya in 1943. The photographs depict scenes of the wreck of the "Aliya" in 1943 and the memorial erected near the wreck site circa 1985 by Hamy Gal.
Contains 12 gelatin silver copyprints of Jewish refugees in Lisbon, Portugal, from 1939 to 1944. Descriptions by Isaac Bitton [donor] are provided on the reverse side of each photograph.