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Rev. John Grauel papers

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    The Rev. John Grauel papers consists of the text of an appeal made by Rev. John Grauel to the British government regarding the treatment of passengers on board the "Exodus."
    creation:  1947
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Michael Martin
    Collection Creator
    John Stanley Grauel
    John Stanley Grauel (1917-1986) was born in Worcester, MA, and graduated from a theological seminary in Maine in 1941 as a Methodist Minister. He joined the Christian Council of Palestine (later the American Christian Palestine Committee) in 1942, and in 1944 he joined the Haganah’s efforts to smuggled European Jews into Palestine. He was included in the mission of the Exodus 1947, a former naval vessel, the President Warfield, which was acquired by the Haganah, renamed, and sent on an ill-fated mission to transport Holocaust survivors to Palestine illegally. Grauel was arrested by the British Navy when the ship was intercepted by British destroyers, and he gave testimony before the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine that Golda Meir credited with changing the sympathies of the UN in favor of a Jewish state. The State of Israel awarded Grauel the Humanity Medal, the Fighter for Israel Medal and the Medal of Jerusalem.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Rev. John Gauel collection is arranged in a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Exodus 1947 (Ship)

    Administrative Notes

    Michael Martin donated the Rev. John Grauel collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:30:53
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