Collection of documents related to Jewish detainees in camps in Kenya and Eritrea
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.
1 oversize folder
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection. The acquisition of this collection was made possible by the Crown Family.
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Also in Hamy Gal and Holocaust related documentation
The collection consists of illustrations and watercolors by Hamy Gal; photographs of Atlit detainee camp created during the Holocaust; photographs of Warsaw Ghetto, and of German-occupied Warsaw; a Treblinka extermination camp testimony; manuscript drafts of poetry by Itzhak Katzenelson; documents related to Jewish detainees in camps in Kenya and Eritrea; and Anti-Semitic brochures, newsletters, and ephemera, United States.
Contains five photographs related to the Atlit detainee camp, which was established south of Haifa by British authorities to hold Jewish refugees attempting to enter Palesting.
Contains 13 photographs, taken by an unidentified photographer, presumably German, and mounted on a photo album page, circa 1939-1942. One on side of the album page, is the caption "Das jüdische Getto in Warschau," with seven photographic prints pasted on, depicting various street scenes, including people being conveyed in carts, people pulling carts laden with sacks of goods, and a street with a fence blocking off one side of it. The verso of this page includes six images, including destroyed buildings in Warsaw, two German soldiers sitting at a cafe on the banks of the Vistula River, and German soldiers next to a railcar on their journey to Warsaw.
Printed testimony, one leaf, folded to produce eight pages, of a narrative account of the experiences of a Jewish prisoner who had escaped Treblinka in 1943. This pamphlet was produced in Tel Aviv in 1943.
Three manuscript poems, written by Itzhak Katzenelson, consisting of the following: "MiShirei Ha'Aretz," "Frishman," a tribute to the literary critic David Frishman, and "Le-N'S," a poem in memory of Nahum Sokolov. Also included are two undated newspaper clippings about Katzenelson.
Collection of brochures, leaflets, newsletters, and periodicals, published by a variety of antisemitic organizations in the United States between the 1930s and 1970s. Items include broadsides and leaflets issued by Robert Edward Edmondson between 1934 and 1939; issues of the periodical founded by Gerald L.K. Smith, "The Cross and the Flag," 1952 and 1956; a newsletter of the Keep America Committee, Los Angeles, 1956; various leaves from newsletters titled "Women's Voice," 1946-1954; a leaflet titled "Mysterious Jew Power" from Gordon Winrod, Gainesville, Missouri, 1967; a leaflet titled "Benjamin Franklin and the Jews," undated; and a photocopied leaflet protesting the number of Jewish officials in the administration of President Gerald R. Ford, circa 1975.