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Collection of documents related to Jewish detainees in camps in Kenya and Eritrea

Document | Accession Number: 2014.506.38

Correspondence, map, newsletter, and other documents related to the imprisonment of members of Jewish paramilitary groups (the Irgun and the Stern Gang) by British authorities, in detainment camps in Kenya and Eritrea between 1946 and 1948. Documents in this collection include a handwritten letter from a representative of the detainees in the Sembel camp (near Asmara, Eritrea), Dov Ha Levi Milman, and addressed to the chief rabbi of Eretz Israel, Yitzhak Isaac HaLevi Herzog, on 22 February 1946; a hand drawn map of barracks in the Sembel camp, undated, drawn on the verso of a form that had previously been used by Italian colonial authorities; a newsletter compiled by detainees in Asmara, titled "BeGalut Asmara" ("In Asmara Exile"), 26 February 1946; a typescript letter to the chief rabbi of Eretz Israel, from Rabbi Haim David Kahana, who ministered to the detainees at the Gilgil camp in Kenya, 11 February 1948; and a telegram sent to the chief rabbi of Eretz Israel, from Zvi Holinsky, urging him to come to the aid of detainees in Kenya, 1948.

inclusive:  1946-1948
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection. The acquisition of this collection was made possible by the Crown Family.
Record last modified: 2021-11-09 11:24:37
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