Chaim Posner collection
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection. The acquisition of this collection was made possible by the Crown Family.
Collection of letters, telegrams and documents from the estate of Chaim Pozner (Posner or Pazner; 1899-1981), head of the "Eretz Israeli Office" in Geneva and one of the first to report news about the plan to exterminate European Jews; Geneva, London, Basel, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and other locations; dated late 1930s - late 1960s (bulk 1940s). Among the items: correspondence with Mathilde Möller Bing; typewritten letter from Pozner to Edgar Salin, an economist Pozner's teacher, through whom the first reports of the Final Solution arrived; typewritten letter from 1942 from Chaim Barlas, head of Vaad Hatzala, who was active in Istanbul on behalf of the Jewish Agency; letter to Pozner from 1945, handwritten by Richard Lichtheim, representative of the Jewish Agency in Geneva who acted together with Pozner to publish the news of the Final Solution; ten notes handwritten in Hebrew with information about informers and liaisons during the war and sources of the news about the extermination of Jews, various attempts to rescue Jews, and more (probably written after the war); and a short note, typewritten, from Jacques van Harten, reporting the discovery of Adolf Hitler's art collection in a hiding place near Salzburg. Additional materials relate to Pozner's activity during the Holocaust while others are related to his political activity, participation in conferences of the World Zionist Congreses, and personal matters.
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