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Israeli postage stamp commemorating the Warsaw ghetto uprising

Object | Accession Number: 2005.357.1

Postage stamp issued April 24, 1968, in Israel acquired by Dr. Raul Hilberg. The stamp commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprisin. It depicts a Jewish fighter, based on a detail of the bronze sculpture by Nathan Rapoport memorializing the rebels, which stands in Warsaw. On April 19, 1943, Jewish fighters in the ghetto made their final stand against German troops sent to deport the last of the ghetto’s population to the death camps. The rebels managed to fight back for four weeks as the Germans resorted to burning down the ghetto building by building. Hilberg was a renowned scholar who published the first comprehensive study of the Holocaust and initiated the academic study of the Holocaust. Hilberg and his parents fled Vienna, Austria, after its annexation by Germany in March 1938. Almost all of his family members in Europe were murdered during the Holocaust.

Date
1968 April 24  (issue)
Geography
issue : Israel
Language
Hebrew
Arabic
English
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Postage stamps
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Raul Hilberg
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:35
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