Chaim Posner papers
The Chaim Posner papers consist of correspondence and notes documenting Chaim Posner, his work as director of the Palästina Amt in Geneva in the 1940s, and his work for the State of Israel in the 1950s and 1960s. Correspondence comes from Basel, Geneva, Istanbul, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv, and correspondents include several offices of the Palästina Amt, the Jewish Agency for Palestine, Chaim Barlas, Richard Lichtheim, Edgar Salin, and Samuel Scheps. The collection also contains biographical materials including a student registration document for Posner from the University of Basel, Palestine immigration documents for Chaim and Regina Posner, and announcements for lectures by Posner. The collection further includes an undated photograph of a Hanukkah celebration, a 1940s report titled “Der Weg Nach Palaestina” about the difficulties of Jewish emigration to Palestine during World War II, and schedules for the World Jewish Congress in August 1945 in London.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection. The acquisition of this collection was made possible by the Crown Family.
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