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Text only poster imploring people to enlist in the Jewish Brigade

Object | Accession Number: 2012.469.14

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    Brief Narrative
    Broadside recruitment plea for the Jewish Brigade Group in Palestine. Great Britain had ruled Palestine under a League of Nations mandate since 1920. Palestinian units had been part of the British Army since 1940. The Jewish Brigade was established in September 1944. It included more than 5000 Jewish volunteers living in Palestine and was the only independent, national Jewish unit to serve in WWII. The Group served under the Zionist flag. It served in combat during the final battles for the liberation of Italy. The British dissolved the Brigade in the summer of 1946.
    Artwork Title
    You cannot evade an answer!
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1944
    publication: Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    front, black ink : Hebrew text [You cannot evade an answer! / Who will revenge the blood of your father and mother, yours brothers and sisters? Who will rescue the survivors? / You cannot joke around in the hour when Hitler is destroying your people. You cannot sit in comfort in the hour when thousands of our young people have volunteered for war. / Demobilized soldiers who completed their obligations cannot peacefully watch how you work and eat and live in enjoyment in the hours when children are starving for bread. / It is up to you to yield your place of work to the freed soldier, to the father of the soldier, to the wife of a soldier, to an older worker, to an immigrant who was saved from the Nazi hell. / Also your children will ask you in the future: “Did you evade in the hours when Hitler killed Jews?” / What will you answer him? / You cannot evade your responsibilities!]
    Printer: Achdut Cooperative Printing Press

    Physical Details

    Physical Description
    Hebrew text only poster printed in black ink on lightweight paper made to look like parchment. There is a 3 word title in stylized characters printed diagonally in large, bold font at the top. In the center are 14 lines of text, then 5 lines in midsize font. There is printing information in small font in the bottom right corner.
    overall: Height: 18.500 inches (46.99 cm) | Width: 12.125 inches (30.798 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, graphite
    top, pencil : 128 22

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    Funding Note
    The acquisition of this collection was made possible by The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund.
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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