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Bob Levitan collection

Collection Summary
Consists of documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, and an oral history related to Hyman Robert (Bob) Levitan, a World War II veteran who became the captain of the SS Ben Hecht and illegally transported a group of refugees, mainly Holocaust survivors, to Palestine in 1947. The ship was intercepted by British warships and the passengers and crew were imprisoned. The crew was released after six months, while the refugees were eventually allowed into Palestine. The collection includes photographs taken on the ship and in prison, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, and documents related to Mr. Levitan and the SS Ben Hecht, which was financed by supporters of the Bergson group.
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Hyman Robert Levitan collection

Document | Accession Number: 2010.505.1

inclusive:  1946-2007

Oral history interview with Robert Levitan

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.505.2 | RG Number: RG-50.932.0001

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