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The Bnai Brith Lodge #1 presents a check of $1500 to the British War Relief Society through the Interfaith Committee for Aid to the Democracies.

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    The Bnai Brith Lodge #1 presents a check of $1500 to the British War Relief Society through the Interfaith Committee for Aid to the Democracies.
    The Bnai Brith Lodge #1 presents a check of $1500 to the British War Relief Society through the Interfaith Committee for Aid to the Democracies.

From left to right are Rabbi William Franklin Rosenblum, Dr. Harold Korn and Lester J. Waldman, president of the Bnai Brith Lodge #1, Dr. Henry Atkinson, General Secretary of the Interfaith Committee, Richard Fagley, Educational Secretary Church Peace Union, Frederick W. Gehle, Chairman Fundraising Division of the British War Relief Society.

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    The Bnai Brith Lodge #1 presents a check of $1500 to the British War Relief Society through the Interfaith Committee for Aid to the Democracies.

    From left to right are Rabbi William Franklin Rosenblum, Dr. Harold Korn and Lester J. Waldman, president of the Bnai Brith Lodge #1, Dr. Henry Atkinson, General Secretary of the Interfaith Committee, Richard Fagley, Educational Secretary Church Peace Union, Frederick W. Gehle, Chairman Fundraising Division of the British War Relief Society.
    Photographer
    Heinz Weissenstein
    Date
    Circa 1940 - 1941
    Locale
    New York City, NY United States
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Helen Hamlin

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Helen Hamlin
    Source Record ID: Collections: 2003.276

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    Helen R. Hamlin is the widow of Isadore Hamlin. Isadore (Itzik) Hamlin was the son of Isaac Hamlin and Anny Freedman Hamlin. Itzik, a life-long Labor Zionist, was born in Cambridge, MA on January 21, 1917 and received his B.S. from Cornell University in 1941. After college he was the first recipient of the Bnai Brith scholarship which he used to attend the New School for Social Research to study international law and politics. He was drafted in June 1942. Itzik was later sent to officer's candidate school and became a lieutenant in the intelligence staff of 83rd Infantry Division. In February 1944 he was sent overseas and served in the European Theater of Operations and the Army of Occupation. In April, 1945, he participated in the liberation of Buchenwald. After having witnessed first-hand the horrors of the Holocaust, Isadore decided to devote the rest of his life to the welfare of the Jewish people. He was discharged in September 1945 with the rank of Captain. After his return to America, he and his wife Helen moved to Washington DC where Itzik assumed the position of press officer for the Jewish Agency for Palestine. This later became the Israeli Embassy following Israel's independence in May 1948. In 1949 he returned to New York to become the executive assistant to the Executive Director of the Jewish Agency for Israel. In 1964 he became the Executive Director of the Jewish Agency and remained so until his retirement in 1988.
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