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Cover of US poster stamp booklet encouraging people to donate to a humanitarian organization

Object | Accession Number: 1991.68.4

Cover page for a booklet of poster stamps distributed by the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe. One side features a biography and picture of Arthur Szyk, who was himself an immigrant born in Łódź, Poland, and lost his mother in the Holocaust. The mission of the Committee was a personal cause for Szyk, and he became one of the founding members. Although they were not valid for postage, poster stamps could be affixed to letters and envelopes as fundraising, propaganda, and educational tools. The Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe was founded in 1943 by Peter H. Bergson (pseudonym for Hillel Kook) and other Jewish activists. The Committee formed in reaction to the first verified information of the Holocaust that reached the United States. On July 20, 1943, the group held the Emergency Conference in New York City, bringing together 1,500 delegates. The Committee was replaced by the American League for a Free Palestine in 1945.

distribution:  after 1943-before 1945
issue: New York (N.Y.)
distribution: United States.
Object Type
Stamp book
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-07-01 12:51:29
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