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Letterhead stationery of The Jewish Brigade kept by a young female recruit

Object | Accession Number: 2006.129.1

Letterhead acquired by 17 year old Jutta Rosen while serving in the Jewish Brigade of the British Army in Palestine after the war. The Brigade, established in British ruled Palestine in September 1944, fought against Nazi Germany in Italy from March 1945 until the end of the war in May. Postwar, the Brigade helped create displaced persons camps for Jewish survivors. Many Brigade members were involved in organizing the flight of Jewish refugees from eastern Europe and arranging their clandestine entry into Palestine. Britain disbanded it in summer 1946. In November 1938, after Kristallnacht, Jutta and her older sister Cilly were sent from Frankfurt, Germany, to the Netherlands where they were placed in the Jewish Girls Orphanage in Amsterdam. Germany occupied the country in May 1940. In February 1943, German police came to the orphanage to deport the residents. Cilly and Jutta escaped the roundup and went into hiding with the assistance of the Dutch underground. The war ended in May 1945 and the sisters emigrated to Palestine.

creation:  1945 May-1946 July
issue: Palestine
Object Type
Letterheads (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jutta Rosen
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:09:03
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