Online Auction 026 – Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture

"Land for the Remnants of the Jewish People" – Poster Issued by the Jewish National Fund

Opening: $150
"We are all working to Achieve the Redemption of the Land," poster issued by the Jewish National Fund. Tel Aviv: "Haaretz" Press, [1940s].
Poster printed by the Jewish National Fund in the framework of the project "Land for the Remnants of the Jewish people," a project established in 1942 in light of rumors regarding the events transpiring in Europe at the time. It was a campaign to encourage the Jewish population in Palestine to assist the JNF in purchasing as much land as possible, so as to prepare the country for the absorption and settlement of large waves of Jewish refugees escaping Nazi persecution.
The poster was meant to be displayed in schools across the country. Most of the sheet is dedicated to a table to be filled in by staff and students, giving the name of the institution, the number of its students, the estimated sum of money it was pledging to collect in the course of the year, and the actual amount collected thus far by each class, month after month, within the framework of pledged monthly donations as well as under the category of "special projects."
The poster was printed on the back of a map of Palestine published by the JNF, ca. 1932. The map's lower margin was cropped.
62X48.5 cm. Fair condition. Numerous stains. Numerous fold lines. Closed and open tears to edges, especially at fold lines. Tears to intersections of fold lines.
Provenance: The Rimon Family Collection.
Americana and Anglo-Judaica