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Handbill issued following the first reports on the refugee crisis for Jews in Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2004.454.4

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    Brief Narrative
    Announcement issued, probably after 1941, seeking funds for Jewish refugees of the war in Europe, especially Poland. The idea is to bring them to Palestine and, for that, large funds have to be collected. However, it is possible that is was published earlier due to concerns for the coming destruction. The page long declaration has been signed by most of the important people of the Jewish community in Palestine, including the directors of the Sokhnut (the Jewish Agency), well known rabbis and scholars, etc. The back of the paper is covered with pencilled notations listing an organization's income and expenses, probably for the year 1937.
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1941
    use:  1937
    issue: Palestine
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    front, black ink : Hebrew text [To the entire Jewish population in the land of Israel. The Polish Jewry, a keystone for our people is facing destruction and hell…the largest Jewish population in Europe is soon to be ruined / let us join forces / in order to prevent their annihilation by the Nazi fist / open your hearts / open the gates of our homeland / let us rescue the refugees…]

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Handbills (tgm)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular, white paper handbill with Hebrew text printed in black ink. The front has a line of text on the top right, then a block of 21 lines of text on the upper section. On the lower section are 3 columns of text, followed by 10 lines of text in small font. Near the lower right edge is a black horizontal line with a line of text below. The typeface varies in size, with a few lines in bold font for emphasis. The reverse has penciled Hebrew text and numbers.
    overall: Height: 11.250 inches (28.575 cm) | Width: 8.125 inches (20.638 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, graphite

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    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The announcement was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-06-21 11:36:53
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