Seder HaHaggadah. Afikim - "HaShomer HaTza'ir", 1937.
First Haggadah printed in Afikim. Many spring songs and illustrations. On page 11 appears a text which tells the story of this Kibbutz: "This is the second Pesach on our land - in Kibbutz Afikim…". On the front wrapper - illustration depicting the water tower in the Kibbutz with a floodlight illuminating pyramids.
 front wrapper (with title), 13, , 14-26 pp, 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, small creases and tears, mainly to wrappers and to first and last leaves. Tears at margins of wrappers, some repaired with adhesive tape. Two paper strips pasted by the spine.
Passover Haggadah, Beit-Zera, 1940.
Non-traditional Haggadah, with naïve illustrations referring to current events and many texts about the World War and the state of the Jewish people. Includes literary texts which are not often found in similar Haggadot such as a Poem by Haim Lansky and a passage from the novel "The Peasants" by Reymont. Alongside texts with reference to the war, are many texts concerning agricultural work.
, 11 leaves, 33.5 cm. Fair condition. Back wrapper is missing. Front wrapper is partly lacking and mounted on a new Bristol cover. Last leaf is mounted on the back Bristol cover.
Passover Haggadah. Degania Bet, [late 1930s or early 1940s].
Non-traditional Haggadah, with some illustrations. Many texts about spring, alongside songs and texts from the Haggadah, the Bible and the Song of Songs.
,  leaves, 16.5X21 cm. Good condition. Margins slightly cut. Some stains and tears at margins of wrappers. Paper pasted to spine.
Passover haggadah. "HaGar'in", Ra'anana, 1943.
Non-traditional haggadah, with illustrations. Contains numerous texts on the Holocaust. Including: a "Yizkor" passage, an excerpt from the Book of Lamentations (chapter 1) surmounting an illustration of a family entering a concentration camp, and more.
The work brigade called "HaGar'in Ra'anana" [Ra'anana Core Group] was founded in Ra'anana in 1939 by a group of members of the HaBonim Movement. The core group members, headed by Giora and Senetta Yoseftal, aspired to establish a kibbutz for German-born immigrants, and in 1945 they founded Kibbutz Gal'ed (today called Even Yitzhak).
 front wrapper (with title), 7, , 8-19,  leaf,  back wrapper. Leaf 19 appears twice. 20 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases, some small tears. Tears to spine.
Passover haggadah. HaGar'in Kibbutz [Kibbutz Gal'ed], 1945.
Non-traditional haggadah, with illustrations. The haggadah is based on the "HaGar'in Ra'anana" haggadah (see previous item). The two haggadot contain many identical texts (including texts on the Holocaust), but there are differences between them, both textual and in their design and illustrations.
Kibbutz Gal'ed was established in 1945 by a core group of members of the HaBonim Movement. The present haggadah was printed shortly after its establishment, and it includes a text on the building of the kibbutz and illustrations of workers and of the kibbutz's first day.
 front wrapper (with title), 22 leaves, 20 cm. Front wrapper with cut edges, bordering the text and the illustration, and mounted on paper. Back wrapper missing. The haggadah text is in good condition. Light creases and isolated stains. Small tears (open) on some leaves.
Passover Haggadah. Kvutzat Nizanim, 1945.
A non-traditional Haggadah, with several "title pages", with allegorical illustrations. Includes traditional texts alongside texts about spring, World War II and the holocaust. Printed on the back wrapper: "Kvutzat Nizanim Hamama". "Hamama" is the name of the Arab village acquired by JNF, where members of Kvutzat "Nizanim" established their Kibbutz which, as is well known, was occupied by the Egyptian army during the Independence War, was re-occupied by IDF toward the end of the war and finally was established in a different location, some 3 kilometers south of the original location.
, 28,  leaves (leaf 27 appears twice), 16X21 cm. Good condition. Stains on wrappers. Tears at margins of wrappers. Pen inscription on the back wrapper.
1. Passover haggadah. Eilon, 1944. "Decorations by Motzik".
Non-traditional haggadah, with illustrations. Accompanied by many interesting texts on the Holocaust (with references to ghettos and death camps, as well as to partisans in the Soviet Union), text on the founding of the kibbutz, and more. The illustration on the first page is hand-colored.
 leaves, 16X21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Small tears to wrappers. A piece (about 2X6 cm) cut out from the front wrapper.
2. Passover haggadah. Ein Gev, 1941.
Non-traditional haggadah, with illustrations. With texts containing references to the Holocaust, a text on the illegal immigrants of the ship "Patria", a text on the founding of the kibbutz, and more. Ends with the poem "Hoshlim Po" [Here We Forge]. Illustration on front wrapper and additional illustration in the haggadah text - linocuts.
 front wrapper (with title), 30 pp, 21 cm. End missing (no back wrapper). Good condition. Slight defects. Stains (mostly on front wrapper). Tears to front wrapper. Torn piece (open) on last leaf.
1. Passover Haggadah. Sdot-Yam Caesarea, [probably, 1942].
Opens with a sharp "Yizkor" text, ending with the sentence "If I forget the Diaspora I shall forget my right arm". Further in the Haggadah appear more texts with references to current events.
 leaves, 21 cm. Fair condition. Stains and some tears, some repaired with glue. Corrections in pen on some leaves.
2. Passover Haggadah. Sdot-Yam Caesarea, 1946.
, 20,  pp, 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, mainly to first and last leaves. Slight creases and stains to wrappers.
3. Passover Haggadah. Sdot-Yam Caesarea, 1949.
"the foreign rule in the country is over… Israeli forces won all the battles…".
, 25,  pp, 21 cm. Fair condition. Stains, mainly to first and last leaves. Slight creases and tears to wrappers, some repaired with adhesive tape.
Five non-traditional haggadot, with illustrations. * Merhavia HaShomer HaTza'ir Kibbutz, 1942. * Gesher, 1944. * Ga'aton, 1946. * Kfar Gil'adi, 1946. * Hulata, 1948. All contain references to the Holocaust.
Size and condition vary. Cover of the Hulata haggadah is detached and torn and a leaf is detached from the Ga'aton haggadah.
Entdecktes Judenthum, oder, Gründlicher und wahrhaffter Bericht, welchergestalt die verstockte Juden die Hochheilige Dreyeinigkeit, Gott Vater. erschrecklicher Weise lästern [Judaism Unmasked - a thorough and real report about the horrifying manner in which the stubborn Jews slander the Holy Trinity and disgrace it], by Johann Andreas Eisenmenger. Berlin (on the title page: Koenigsberg), 1711. Two volumes. German and some Hebrew.
Eisenmenger (1654-1704) - a German orientalist and professor of Semitic languages, considered one of the first bearers of anti-Semitism in the new era. This book was dubbed by writer and historian Shimon Dubnov the "Encyclopedia of the Hatred of Jews". Eisenmenger mastered the Bible, Talmud and rabbinical writings and met with Jewish scholars and rabbis, seeking to retrieve references against the Christian faith. For 19 years he presented himself as a person meaning to approach Judaism and study its sources in order to eventually convert; in 1694 he even printed the Hebrew Bible in Frankfurt and was granted the approbation of Rabbi David Gruenhut, who mentioned him in the introduction as an "exalted scholar". The book Entdecktes Judenthum - "Judaism Unmasked" - is an extensive study, written in an apparently reliable scientific manner, against Judaism and its dangers to Christianity, and is considered to this day a classic of modern anti-Semitism.
The present edition is the second one, printed clandestinely in violation of an injunction against the book, seven years after the author's death. In order to avoid prosecution, the printers "forged" the place of publication and noted the city of Koenigsberg, which was outside the jurisdiction of Emperor Joseph I.
 leaves, 1016 pp;  leaves, 1111 pp,  leaves [in other copies these leaves are bound at the beginning of the first volume], approx. 19.5 cm. Good condition. Some creases and light stains. Tears and defects to bindings.
Jüdische Merckwürdigkeiten [Jewish Oddities], by Johann Jacob Schudt. Four parts in two volumes. Frankfurt and Leipzig, 1714-1718. German, German in Hebrew characters and some Hebrew.
The monumental work by Johann Jacob Schudt (1664-1772), seeking to understand the reasons for the Jews' oddities and customs. Schudt, an orientalist, linguist and scholar, devoted his entire career to the study of the Jews, and this work constitutes a summary of his work of many years.
The work contains descriptions of the Jews' living quarters, dress, holidays, literature and spiritual world, alongside a complex of anti-Semitic opinions in the guise of science. The book includes, uniquely, a chapter devoted entirely to the Jewish body - its shape, appearance and even smell, marking it as one of the first compositions of racial anti-Semitism.
The book contains four parts: the first part addresses the dispersion of Jewish communities throughout the world; the second part describes the history of the Jews in Frankfurt; the third part includes Schudt's "field work" (containing most of his "discoveries"); the fourth part contains various additions (printed about four years after the other three).
The work is accompanied by various engravings, including the engraving "The Jew's Sow" (Judensau), a portrait of the author, and more.
First volume:  leaves, 582 pp,  leaf;  leaves, 432, 383,  pp;  leaves, 358,  leaves +  engraved plates (including three small plates and one folded plate). 20.5 cm. Second volume:  leaves, 320 pp; 447 pp; , 192 pp,  leaves, 48 pp +  engraved plates (two small and two folded) and two full-page engravings.  leaf missing at the end of the book. One engraving may be missing. 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Vellum bindings of the period. Tear, 3 cm long, to the bottom of the spine of the first volume. Stamps and bookplate.
Merckwürdige Staats-Assemblée in dem Reiche derer Todten, zwischen einem gantz besondern Klee-Blat, oder, Dreyen unartigen Staats-Ministern, nemlich: dem Duc de Ripperda, dem Grafen von Hoymb, und dem Juden Süß-Oppenheimer, unknown author. Amsterdam: "Hermann van der Haue", 1738. German.
Anti-Semitic work. An imaginary encounter between three officials who were put on trial: Joseph Süß Oppenheimer ("Suss the Jew", 1698-1738), Juan Guillermo Ripperdá (1680-1737), and Karl Heinrich von Hoymb (1694-1736).
At the beginning of the book is an engraving presenting the supposed encounter, containing hints regarding the life stories and circumstances of death of the participants.
, 192 pp +  engraved plate. 19.5 cm. Good condition. New binding and endpapers. Cut margins, with slight damage to text on one page.
Herko Pater's Grosser Illustrirter Volksparteiischer Kalender, anti-Semitic almanac edited by Julius Markus [editor of the humoristic weekly "Herko Pater"]. Budapest, 1895. German.
Useful almanac with month plates, charts for recording expenses and income and dozens of pages of anti-Semitic humor; caricatures, humoristic songs and accompanying texts by a variety of illustrators and authors.
, 26-58,  pp. 24.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Professionally repaired tears to a number of leaves (open tears, without damage to text, to title page). Scribble in pen on title page. New binding and endpapers.
Not in OCLC.
De Wandelende Jood [The Wandering Jew]. Game board based on the book "The Wandering Jew" by Eugene Sue. Amsterdam: Erve Wijsmuller, and Metz: Fabriques d'Estampes de Ganzel. [Second half of the 19th century]. Dutch and French.
Lithograph game board, hand-colored. On the board is a route with 63 stations, with illustrations of scenes out of "The Wandering Jew" (accompanied by short descriptions in French). The game rules are printed in Dutch in the center of the board, alongside the last station on the route - the arrival of the "Wandering Jew" in Paris.
53.5X44.5 cm. Good condition. Slightly darkened margins. A few minor stains. Tears to margins (some open), professionally repaired (one small tear is not respaired). Near the bottom left corner is a long repaired tear, with minimal damage to the illustration.
The New Game of the Jew, game board. London: J. Wallis… M. Dunnet… and J. Wallis jun., 27 May 1807. English.
The game board consists of eleven sections. In the center is an image of a Jew seated at a table and counting his money (hand-colored). The numeral 7 appears on one of the moneybags on his table. The rest of the board is divided into squares containing the numerals 2-6 and 8-11. Printed above the central image are the rules of the game, and above them is the number 12. The game is based on a different game called Glückshaus, widespread in the Middle Ages.
Approx. 48X41 cm. Good-fair condition. Cut margins. Repaired tears (some long). Some stains. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
Landstrum, color caricature printed on cloth. Signed in print: Wilhelm Zoeleer. Vienna: Atzgersdorfer Druck Fabrik Jacob Egg, Vienna, [late 19th century].
This satirical image portrays Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria inspecting Jews and other ethnic types as they enter military service. The borders feature the provincial emblems of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The title of the caricature is printed in the four corners, in German, Hungarian, Slovak and Italian.
76X77 cm. Good condition. Folding marks.
Wiener! Wollt ihr den ins Rathaus Tragen? Nein! dann wählet Deutschnational! [Viennese! You want to drag them to the city hall? No! vote for the National German Party]. Printed by U. Berger, Vienna, [between the two world wars]. German.
An anti-Semitic poster issued by the Deutschnational party in Austria. In the center of the poster appears an illustration of an Austrian man carrying a Jew on his back.
47X63 cm. Good condition. Creases. Some stains. Some repaired tears (slightly affecting printer's details on the lower part of the poster; with color correction).
Самый старый из богов [The Oldest of the Gods], illustrated anti-Semitic poster. Published by the atheist journal Безбожник у станка (Bezbozhnik u Stanka). [Moscow, 1920s]. Deisgn: Dmitry Stakhievich Orlov. Signed in the plate - "D. Moor". Russian.
Caricature depicting the Jewish God - a one-eyed figure wearing a tallit and phylacteries, holding the Tablets of the Law and seated atop a treasure chest, with a Jew in its lap. Printed beneath the caricature is an anti-Semitic Russian text that connects Judaism with capitalism.
Approx. 69X51.5 cm. Good condition. Numerous creases. Stain to top right corner. A number of small tears. Slightly cut on margins. Mounted on old linen cloth.
The Greatest Laughing Play of the Age, Goldstein and Murphy Inc., Written by Robert J. Sherman. Printed by Quigley Litho. Co. K. C., Kansas City, USA, [1910s].
An advertising poster for a humorous play, "Goldstein and Murphy". Printed on the left margins is the summary of the play: "Maggie Murphy tries to keep her son Barney from marrying Rebecca the daughter of her Jewish partner Abie Goldstein". On the top left corner appears Goldstein's portrait with stereotypic Jewish features.
68.5X104 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks, numerous tears at margins, with lacking pieces of paper. Mounted on old cloth, stained.
Four anti-Israeli posters, illustrated by artists from the "Militant Pencil" group (Боевой карандаш, Boevoi Karandash). Leningrad (St. Petersburg): Художник РСФСР (Xudoznik RSFSR), 1971-1972. Russian.
Anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist posters, with color illustrations and rhymed Russian text. One of the posters shows the figure of "Uncle Sam" delivering American warplanes to Moshe Dayan.
One of the posters was illustrated by F. [Fyodor] Nelyubin (Федор Нелюбин). The other three were illustrated by J. [Joseph] Yefimovsky (Жозеф Ефимовский).
The "Militant Pencil" group of artists was active in Leningrad beginning in 1939, creating satirical posters and illustrations on diverse subjects related to Russian and international politics.
Approx. 42.5X57 cm. Good overall condition. Slight defects to some of the posters.
Personal invitation and a guide to the exhibition "Der Ewige Jude" (the Eternal Jew), displayed by the Nazi Party Ministry of Propaganda. Munich and Berlin, 1937. German.
1. "Der Ewige Jude, 265 Bilddokumente", a comprehensive booklet with 265 photographs, by Hans Diebow. Munich-Berlin, 1937. The booklet opens with an explanation of what the Nazis marked as the main characteristic of a Jew: the nose; followed by a review of the history of Jews during the middle Ages, European Jews and the modern Jew. The book also describes the "cruelty" of Jews towards animals, the Jewish financial world, and more. 128 pp, 25 cm. Good condition. Slight defects. Tears to spine. Signatures in pencil on title page and on front cover.
2. Invitation to an exhibition, typewritten and signed by hand, for Dr. Ludwig from Cologne. Sent from Munich on November 9, 1937. A personal handwritten note to the receiver appears on the bottom of the invitation.  leaf. 21 cm. Good condition. Stains and a horizontal folding mark.
Enclosed: original envelope in which the invitation was sent, with a postal stamp and an ink-stamp: "Der ewige Jude, Grosses politiche Schau. Munchen, Hauptstadt der Bewegung", and a typed note with information about the exhibition in the press.
Confirmation of transfer of money to the "Ha'avara" company, owned jointly by the Anglo-Palestine Bank, Bank of the Temple Society and the Jewish Agency. Printed certificate with handwritten details and ink-stamp of the Bank of the Temple Society. 1936. English.
The Transfer Agreement (Haavara) was signed in 1933 between the government of Nazi Germany and the Jewish Agency, with the aim of transferring the possessions and capital of Germany's Jews to Palestine. The agreement caused a major conflict in the Jewish community in Palestine and in the Diaspora, related among other things to the moral propriety of negotiating with the Nazis and the economic gain to be derived there from.
 leaf, 22X25 cm. Good condition. Creases to margins and some stains. Filing holes.
Passport (identity) photo of Mordechai Anielewicz, commander of the Jewish Fighting Organization in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. [Poland, mid-late 1930s].
There are a few known photographs of Anielewicz, who was killed in combat with the Nazis during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising at the age of 24, but the present photograph was previously unknown.
Mordechai Anielewicz (born 1919 or 1920, killed 8 May 1943) - commander of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, born in an impoverished Warsaw neighborhood, completed the "Laor" Jewish secondary school in the city and joined the Shomer HaTza'ir movement. About a week after the outbreak of World War II he fled Warsaw with a group of friends, alumni of the youth movement, who fled eastwards, assuming that was where the Polish resistance to the Germans would operate. When the territories of Eastern Poland were occupied by the Soviet Army, Anielewicz and his companions attempted to cross the border into Romania in order to create an escape route for youth on their way to Palestine, but there Anielewicz was arrested and imprisoned in a Soviet prison. After his release he returned to occupied Warsaw, continuing to Vilnius, where refugees, members of youth movements and party members from Warsaw had arrived. Anielewicz demanded from his movement comrades to send a core group of instructors back into occupied German territory, in order to continue their clandestine educational and political activities; he and his girlfriend Mira Fuchrer were among the first to volunteer to return to Warsaw. Beginning in January 1940, Anielewicz became the leader of the underground "Shomer HaTza'ir" movement, organizing youth groups and instructing them, taking part in the publication of underground newspapers, managing conventions and seminars, and often travelling illegally to settlements and branches of the movement in outlying ghettoes.
With the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, and following the first reports of the mass murder of Jews in the territories of the East, Anielewicz's position and interests changed, and he turned to the organization of self-defense forces in the ghetto. In 1942, as the deportations to the death camps expanded, Anielewicz travelled to Czestochowa to organize an uprising. He returned to Warsaw following reports of the Great Aktzia, during which most of the ghetto's Jews were deported, and was among the founders of the Jewish Fighting Organization (ZOB) in the Warsaw Ghetto in October 1942. Anielewicz was chosen to lead to organization, despite his military inexperience, and on 18 January 1943 he led her first battle against the Germans, who had entered the ghetto to carry out another deportation.
On Passover Eve, 19 April 1943, German forces entered the ghetto and were ambushed by the rebel forces - the ZOB, the Jewish Military League (ZZW) and the Polish Resistance. On the morning of April 20th the combatants were issued an ultimatum to lay down their weapons and surrender by 10 am; the ultimatum was rejected by the ghetto defenders. On 8 May, the Germans discovered a large bunker on 18 Miła Street, which served as the ZOB's headquarters, where most of the organization's surviving leadership was staying, together with dozens of other rebels. The fighters refused to surrender to the Germans and decided to carry out a mass suicide by swallowing cyanide pills. Among the fallen was Mordechai Anielewicz. His deputy Marek Edelman, together with several dozen fighters, were able to escape to the Aryan side with the help of JCO combatant Simcha Rotem (Kazik) a few days later.
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is considered the largest and most significant uprising of Jews against Nazis during the Holocaust, becoming a symbol of Jewish resistance along with the figure of Anielewicz himself, which has come to symbolize leadership, courage, and sacrifice.
4X6.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Slight defects to the lower side and lower reverse side. Stains to reverse.
Six photographs documenting a visit to Germany by Mufti Haj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini. [Germany, ca. 1943].
The photographs show al-Husseini, accompanied by a number of Nazi senior officials, dressed in uniforms, and a number of government officials, dressed in civilian clothes, during a tour apparently held at a camp in Germany (possibly, a camp of The German Labour Front). A lineup held for the visitors of the camp is seen in some of the photographs.
All the photographs are marked on reverse with the stamp "Photo-Gerhards Trebbin". The photographer's mark attests that they were developed in Trebbin, Germany, and may have been shot in its environs.
These photographs, previously unknown, document an unidentified visit to Germany by al-Husseini. We were unable to identify the men in the photographs. However, according to some speculations, among the photographed are possibly the Croatian politician Mile Budak (a member of the Ustase Party who served as Croatian envoy to Germany in 1941-1943), Iraqi politician Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, Fritz Grobba (the German ambassador to Iraq, later in charge of Middle Eastern affairs at the German Foreign Ministry, known for his ties to al-Husseini and Rashid Ali al-Gaylani during al-Gaylani's revolt against the Iraqi government and in the following years) and the Austrian politician Arthur Seyss-Inquart.
Haj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini (1895?-1974) served as the Mufti of Jerusalem during the British Mandate period, in the years 1921-1937, and was known as one of the most important and influential leaders of the Palestinian Arabs and the Palestinian national movement.
Al-Husseini was born in Jerusalem to an eminent and well-established Palestinian-Arab family, many of whose members served in religious and political leadership roles. Al-Husseini studied in Jerusalem, Cairo and Istanbul, and with the outbreak of World War I was drafted to the Ottoman army. After his military service he returned to Jerusalem, where, among other things, he recruited volunteers for the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire (1916-1918).
Al-Husseini was a member of a number of Arab organizations and clubs with nationalist leanings. As part of his activities in these organizations, he was among the chief instigators of the 1920 riots, occurring in Jerusalem during the Nabi Musa festival. As a result he gained fame among the Arab public. In the aftermath of the riots, the British authorities issued an arrest warrant against al-Husseini and Aref al-Aref (a journalist who participated in the incitement leading up to the riots), and the two fled to the Transjordan. They were sentenced in absentia to ten years of imprisonment, but in the same year were pardoned by British High Commissioner Herbert Samuel (following appeals by a number of sheikhs and dignitaries from the Transjordan).
In 1921 al-Husseini was appointed Mufti of Jerusalem, and later chosen to serve as president of the Supreme Muslim Council. In these roles he acted against Jewish settlement of Palestine and in favor of Palestinian nationalism, contributing, among other things, to the 1929 Riots and the 1936-1939 Arab Revolt (al-Husseini was one of the initiators and organizers of the revolt, and the chairman of the Arab Higher Committee).
In 1937, after the British outlawed the Arab Higher Committee and dispersed the Supreme Muslim Council, al-Husseini fled to Lebanon, where he stayed for about two years before moving to Iraq. In Iraq he joined the politician Rashid Ali al-Gaylani and contributed significantly to the planning and organization of the revolt led by al-Gaylani in 1941. Following the revolt, al-Gaylani established a pro-Nazi government that demanded the expulsion of the British from Iraq, but his government did not last for long, and with the collapse of the coup, al-Husseini and al-Gaylani left Iraq. Al-Husseini first traveled to Fascist Italy (where he even met Mussolini), then to Nazi Germany. Al-Gaylani also arrived in Germany.
Haj Amin al-Husseini's ties with the Nazis, initiated before he had arrived in Germany, grew closer during his stay there: he had contacts with the German Foreign Ministry, with the upper echelons of the S.S. and the Gestapo, and even met with Adolf Hitler (their first meeting was in November 1941). One of al-Husseini's goals was to secure a joint German-Italian declaration recognizing the independence and unity of the Arab states, and the right of these states to act against the establishment of a national home for the Jews in Palestine. One of his major contributions to the German war effort as part of his activities in favor of the Axis Powers was the recruitment of fighters to the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS in 1943. This division, called Handschar, was established by the Germans in the region of Croatia under the rule of the pro-Nazi Ustase Party (which then included Bosnia and Herzegovina). Most of the recruits were from among the Muslim population of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the recruitment was carried out with the encouragement of al-Husseini, who was sent there especially by the German authorities. In addition, al-Husseini established the "Arab Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question" in Berlin - an institute founded with German funding and constituting the Berlin parallel to the "Institute for the Study of the Jewish Problem" active in Frankfurt, whose declared objective was the expulsion of the Jews from German territory. As a result of these and other activities, al-Husseini was included at the end of World War II in the list of "war criminals" of the Yugoslav Committee Investigating the War Crimes of the Occupiers and their Collaborators.
Al-Husseini's relations with the Axis Powers have been closely studied and still arouse questions. Some see his collaboration with the Germans as motivated by the pragmatic interests of a leader who sought to acquire a strong ally in support of Arab national goals, while others associate his collaboration with his enthusiasm for German policies towards the Jews and their plan for a "Final Solution", and even with an aspiration on his part to expand the genocide to Palestine as well.
6 photographs, approx. 6.5X9.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains, tears and creases.
Studio photograph, black-and-white, of a Jewish family during the Holocaust. [Apparently France, 1943].
Photograph of a Jewish couple and their son wearing a yellow badge. Embossed signature on lower margins (P. Dicos?), dated by hand on reverse, in French - 29 December 1943.
Approx. 7X11 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases (mostly to margins).
Schutz-Pass ["Protective passport"], granted to Irene Homoki (Schwarcz), on behalf of the Swedish ambassador on 22 September 1944. German and Hungarian.
The "Protective passport" testifies that its holder is under the protection of the State of Sweden. Signed by hand by Carl Ivan Danielsson, the Swedish ambassador, with two stamps of the Swedish embassy in Budapest, and with another signature (quick and formless) - in the hand of Raoul Wallenberg.The activity of the Swedish ambassador in Budapest to help the Jews began just a short while after the 1944 German occupation of Hungary. The Swedish ambassador, Danielsson, issued Swedish temporary passports for Hungarian Jews who had family or commercial ties with Swedish subjects. In July 1944, after many of the Hungarian Jews had already been deported to Auschwitz, Raoul Wallenberg was sent to Budapest by the Swedish foreign ministry to help assist the Jews who were still left in the city.
The Hungarian and German authorities usually respected the authority of the Swedish ambassador, and Wallenberg managed to issue thousands of "protective passports" which protected the Jews, even though they weren't valid by law. Wallenberg also acted in other ways to save the Hungarian Jews. Part of this activity was the establishment of safe-houses for Jews, and attempts to pressure senior members of the Nazi regime to stop the transportation of Jews to Auschwitz. According to testimonies, he would arrive at the train station where the Jews were all gathered before a transport to Auschwitz, demanding to release those holding "protective passports". In 1966 Raoul Wallenberg was proclaimed by Yad Vashem as one of the "Righteous among the Nations".
Leaf, 34 cm. Fair condition. Creases and folding marks. Tears to folding lines and margins. Vertical folding line reinforced with two pieces of adhesive tape (old). Pencil inscriptions on leaf verso.
Collection of documents and certificates belonging to Imre Fodor (Amir Doron). Most are from Budapest, first half of the 1940s (with a number of earlier or later documents). Hungarian, German and some Russian.
Fodor, born in 1923, studied in Budapest and was a member of the "Zionist Youth" movement. After the German invasion of Hungary he volunteered to assist the Budapest Jewish Council, joining rescue actions undertaken by the Red Cross. Among other things, he was involved in the transfer of forged certificates to those in need, and took part in the release of Jews arrested by members of the "Arrow Cross" party. After the war he took part in the "Bricha" movement. In 1948 he immigrated to Israel, where he served in the IDF and the Israel Police.
This interesting collection of items includes, among other things, official certificates and documents reflecting Fodor's activities in Budapest following the German occupation. Items include:
* "Protective letter" - official document issued by the foreign interests department of the Swiss Embassy in Budapest, issued to Imre Fodor and his mother in October 1944. The document confirms that their names appear on a collective Swiss passport and that they should be considered as carrying a valid passport. Marked with the stamp of the "Legation de Suisse, Budapest" [Swiss Legation, Budapest]. Such protective letters were issued by Carl Lutz, later honored as one of the Righteous among Nations, as part of an operation to rescue Jews which he undertook in his role as vice-consul at the Swiss Embassy in Budapest.
* Two certificates issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Hungary (one in the name of Imre Fodor and the other in his mother's name), confirming their residence in a house protected by the Red Cross (on Benczur Street in Budapest). Budapest, December 1944. Marked with the stamp of the "Comité International de la Croix Rouge, Delegation en Hongrie" [the International Committee of the Red Cross in Hungary, Hungarian Delegation], and signed by hand.
* "Meal ticket" (Etkezesi Jegy), issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Hungary. December 1944.
* Igazolvány megkülönböztető jelzés viselésére kötelezett zsidó személy részére, identity card in the name of Imre Fodor, permitting him, as a Jewish-Hungarian worker, to move freely around Budapest between the hours of 6 and 8. The card is signed and includes a photograph of Fodor wearing a yellow badge.
* Identity card issued by the Red Cross, confirming that its owner works in the service of the Red Cross Committee in Hungary and is under its protection. The card was issued in 1944 and includes a photograph of Fodor (though it bears a different name).
* "Arbetsausweis" card (work permit) issued by the security police and the SD in Hungary (Befehlshaber der Sicherheitspolizei und des Sicherheitsdienstes in Ungarn), with details filled in by hand. Signed by hand and stamped with an ink stamp.
* Arm band embroidered with the inscription "B.D.S Ungarn"; apparently issued by the security police and the SD in Hungary.
* A number of documents in Hungarian, including marriage certificates, a death certificate, a birth certificate, and other official certificates.
* A number of handwritten leaves, a letter written on a postcard and a number of other notes.
Total of about 30 items. Size and condition vary (wear, stains and tears to some of the items).
Six vouchers and a ticket issued by the Lodz Ghetto Judenrat (Der Alteste Der Juden In Litzmannstadt). Lodz, [ca. 1939-1944]. German and Polish.
1-5. Five milk vouchers (Karta Mleczna / Milch Karte), printed on both sides and filled in by hand, issued to the ghetto's children. Three vouchers in German and two in Polish (different). One of the German vouchers is printed on one side only; on its reverse are details in handwriting and ink stamps (may have been used to receive a different product).
6. Cigarette Voucher (Zigaretten-Karte), printed (German and Yiddish) and filled in by hand. Issued in 1942.
7. Personal card, printed and filled in by hand, of one of the ghetto inmates. At the bottom appears an ink stamp reading: "Gestorben" (deceased). German.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Stains and creases, closed and open tears (mostly small, to margins). Dark stains to three of the milk cards.
Album containing 33 philatelic items from the period of World War II and the Holocaust, [ca. 1940-1946].
Arranged on the album's leaves are a variety of original philatelic items - letters, envelopes, postcards and stamps - accompanied by texts (Spanish) with explanations, and by high-quality photographs (most of the photographs present the item's reverse). Items include: postcard of the Judenrat at the Prague Ghetto, postcards sent from the Lodz Ghetto, a postcard with a stamp of the Judenrat at Warsaw Ghetto, postcards and envelopes with various postal stampings, a number of stamps, and other items.
Size and condition vary. Some of the items are in poor condition, and some are in good to very good condition.
Collection of items, handwritten and typed, documenting the life of the couple Wolf and Rachael Munic after the holocaust. Linz, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamilton (Canada) and some other locations. Late 1940s to early 1970s. English, Yiddish, some German.
* Memoires handwritten by Wolf Munic, in Yiddish, documenting the years 1941-1948. It seems that these were written around the year 1948.  leaves (22 handwritten pages). Possibly some leaves are missing. Approx. 30 cm. Stains and dampstains. Folding marks, closed and open tears (mainly at margins, some slightly affecting text). Ink stains (affecting text).
* Two affidavits, typewritten and filled out by hand, certifying the marriage of Rachael and Wolf Munic. Issued in April 1948, by Standesamt Linz a. d. Donau. German.
* "Ketubah D’Irkesa" recording the marriage of Zeev and Rachael Munic (printed in Aramaic, with handwritten details in Hebrew). Signed on Kislev 3, 5709 , in Linz.
* Refugee-Card in the name of Wolf Munic, issued by PCIRO (Preparatory Commission for the International Refugee Organization). A form filled out by typewriter with Munic's details, photograph and photographs of his fingerprint. Issued in Wegscheid/Linz in 1947. English.
* Refugee-booklet for Rachael Munic. Issued in 1949 by "International Refugee Organization" in Wegschied camp.
* Immigrant-card for a ship passenger in the name of Wolf Munic.
* Six letters concerning reparation payments due to Rachael Munic by the German government. English.
* An official letter from "Amt für Wiedergutmachung" (German reparations office) announcing that Rachael Munic will receive an increased amount. 1966.
* Documents concerning the naturalization process of the couple Munic in Canada and their life afterwards; among them: two Canadian citizenship certificates (issued in 1955); two Canadian passports; seven letter from Canadian authorities; notes, vouchers and other documents.
Total of about 30 items. Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition. Ink-stamps and autographs on many of the official documents.
Eleven documents and certificates, printed and filled in by hand and on a typewriter, belonging to Holocaust survivor Jacob Fassler. Germany (mostly from Frankfurt) and Jerusalem, 1945-1950. English, German and some Hebrew.
Documents include: * Permit from Der Oberbürgermeister Wohnungsamt, Frankfurt a. M. (Frankfurt Municipal Housing Bureau) to resume residence in the city, from 1945. * Driving license issued to Fassler in Frankfurt in 1946. * Identity card for a taxi driver, issued by the European Command (the American forces in West Germany) in 1947. * Two entry permits to the Frankfurt Compound, for work purposes (two different permits, one for day entry and the other for night entry), issued in 1947. * Identifying card for Fassler, issued by the Jüdisches Komitee Committee of Liberated Jews, from 1947. * Letter written on a form of the Jewish Agency "Search Bureau for Missing Relatives", in the handwriting of Fanny Fassler, 1945 (German), and other items. Different ink stamps on the documents.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Stains, creases and tears to margins. Folding marks to some of the items. One of the documents is torn widthwise and repaired with adhesive tape to reverse.
Photo-album of a soldier in the Royal Air Force (RAF), recording the end of World War II. Germany and Holland, [May], 1945.
In the album are 83 photographs of airplanes, soldiers of the RAF (including photographs of their activities during leisure time) and war scenes, including nine photographs of Belsen (Bergen-Belsen) concentration camp shortly after its liberation (some of them are disturbing), photographs of destroyed buildings in Hamburg and of other cities in Germany as well as several photographs from Holland and Belgium. Some photographs are titled by hand on the reverse; some are dated while others are titled on the album leaves.
Average size: 9X14 cm, album: 32.5 cm. Photographs in good condition, creases at margins of some photographs and some defects. Album in fair condition, with some loose leaves. Stained and distorted cover.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
15 photographs of Polish Jews from the Holocaust period. Warsaw, Czestochowa and other locations in Poland, ca. 1943-1946.
1-6. Six photographs - reproductions of visual material from the Holocaust period - printed by the "Jewish Historical Committee" (marked "Żydowska Komisja Historyczna wa Wroctawiu" on reverse), active during the years 1944-1947 and engaged in collecting and documenting historical materials left behind by the Nazis. The photographs document the capture of the partisan fighter Bajla Gelblung; Jews turning over weapons buried in the ground to German soldiers; massacres; and more. Inscription and pen scribbles on reverse of five photographs.
7-13. Seven photographs recording the burial of the victims of the Czestochowa massacre, buried by the city's Jews in 1946. Divided on reverse for use as a postcard and marked on reverse with the stamps of photographer Leib Kusznir.
14. Photograph of two German officers shaving the sidelocks of two Jews.
15. Photograph of two Jews wrapped in prayer shawls at the entrance to their home.
Enclosed: "A Brand Plucked from the Fire" [Hebrew], bookplate for the remains of the library of Jacob Zvi Yoskowitz.
Photographs: 8X12 to 13.5X9.5 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Creases and stains to some photographs.
Two photograph albums containing about 340 photographs of Rabbi Moshe Bernstein, the founder of Brit Yeshurun and a Revisionist activist in the Displaced Persons camps in Europe. Germany (Waldstadt-Poking, Zeilsheim, Vilseck, and more), U.S. and Israel, ca. 1946-1960 (most are from the late 1940s-early 1950s).
Documented events include:
The national convention of Brit Hatzohar HaMeuhedet (United Zionist Revisionists) in Germany, held at the Waldstadt-Poking camp in November 1946; the Betar convention at Zeilsheim commemorating the Tel Hai affair; memorial service for Dov Gruner, one of the "Olei HaGardom" (12 members of Irgun and Lehi executed by the British); Talmud Torah and Beit Ya'akov class at the Vilseck Displaced Persons camp; Hanukkah celebrations of Brit Yeshurun; photographs of the speakers at the first convention of Brit Yeshurun in Germany (signed in the negative: "Foto B. Berneman"); and more. Some of the photographs are from a later period, documenting Bernstein's public career and private life.
Albums: 41X28.5 cm; 24X34 cm. Photographs: 13X8 cm on average. Most of the photographs are pasted or stapled on to the album leaves. Condition varies. Foxing, folds and holes to some of the photographs. Open tears to a few photographs. Albums in poor condition. Detached leaves, torn and damaged.
"Yizkor di 6,000,000 Yidn", three "Yizkor" broadsides for personal commemoration of holocaust victims. Munich: Jo. C. Huber, [second half of 1940s]. Yiddish, English and Hebrew.
Three lithograph broadsides in color, signed in the plate: "G. Rosenkrantz" (Yiddish). Two broadsides with an illustration of candles on the background of a camp, and one with an illustration of hands rising out of a fire. An address for commemorating the six million victims (in Yiddish) appears on top of each broadside , and in the center are spaces to write names (filled: two in Hebrew and one in English).
42.5X30.5 cm. Good condition. Small tears and creases at margins.
Szenes Anna, KüLdetése És Halála [Hannah Senesh, Her Mission and Her Death], collection of writings by Hannah Senesh, translated to Hungarian by László Kardos, József Schweitzer and Sándor Blaustein. Budapest: Hechaluc [Hehalutz] Press, [ca. 1945]. Hungarian.
Booklet commemorating Hannah Senesh, published by Hehalutz and containing a selection of letters, diary entries and poems translated to Hungarian. Hehalutz was one of the first publishing houses to renew its activities in Hungary after the Holocaust. Its publications documented the condition of the refugees and post-war Europe from a close, first-hand perspective. The present booklet, dedicated to the story of Hannah Senesh (1921-1944), presents Senesh's heroism as a consequence of her spirit of protest and refusal to surrender.
Printed on the front cover is an illustration by Shraga Weil (1918-2009).
Not in NLI. Only two copies in OCLC.
 leaf, 31 pp, 24 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, faded markings in pencil. Creases and tears to cover (mostly to margins). Cover partly detached.
Report by Prof. Gershom Scholem regarding his mission to Europe (in the summer of 1946) concerning the treasures of the Jewish Diaspora. The report is typewritten and stenciled. [Jerusalem?, 1946]. Hebrew, with appendices in German and English.
In early 1946 the Hebrew University quickly appointed a delegation, headed by Gershom Scholem, whose mission it was to examine the condition of books and manuscripts in Europe (called the "Treasures of the Golah"), with the intention of salvaging and bringing them to Palestine. Scholem was authorized to act in Germany and Eastern Europe, and after completing his mission he composed the present report.
The report discusses the books and collections sent to Schloss Niemes, the warehouses at Offenbach, Jewish collections in public libraries and those privately held, and other compilations that survived the war. At the end of the report are six appendices, in German and English, containing letters and reports that were used by Scholem on his mission.
13, 10 leaves, 26.5 cm, stapled. Good condition. Pen inscription at the top of the first page. Stains (mostly on first pages).
"Hedim, internal newspaper of the youth house 'HaShomer HaTzair' in Schwebda", dedicated to the Ghetto Fighters day. Schwebda Palace, Germany, April 1947, Yiddish.
Handwritten "internal newspaper" (most probably - the only copy), with mounted photos (newspaper clippings and cut out illustrations). In the paper appear texts composed by "HaShomer HaTzair" guides in Schwebda Palace, where they managed a house for children, holocaust survivors. It includes texts about Mordechai Anielewicz, memories from the Vilna Ghetto, texts about Warsaw and Bialystok during the war, partisans' struggles, and more. Most texts are signed with first names of "HaSHomer HaTza'ir" boys and girls, members of "Benot Midbar", "Hotrim" and "Hasneh" groups.
The cover was also made by hand, with the inscription "Hedim" made up of cut out letters, and illustration of a faulty swastika and an allegoric illustration of a hand raising a knife (with the flag of Israel) on the background of Ghetto houses and barbed wires.
 leaves bound with a string and inserted in a cardboard cover, 21.5X34 cm. Fair-good condition. Foxing. Folding marks to some leaves. Creases and tears at margins of some leaves. Defects and tears to cover.
Verse aus Theresienstadt, by Gertrud Kantorowicz. No place of publication, publisher or year mentioned, [1948?]. German.
Collection of poems by Gertrud Kantorowicz, written at the Theresienstadt ghetto.
Kantorowicz (1876-1945), a poet and art historian, born in Poznan, was sent to Theresienstadt in 1942 and died there in 1945, a short time before the ghetto was liberated.
 pp, 23 cm. Thick, high-quality paper. Good condition. Stains, creases and slight defects to cover. Some stains to body text (most pages are clean).
Not in NLI.
HaZiporim HaMedabrot [talking birds]. Composed by: Zvi Binyamin [Benjamin Barlevy], illustrated by: L. [Lev] Dickstein. Published by B. Barlevy, Tel-Aviv, . Booklet no. 38.
A story about talking birds who transmit messages among children throughout the world, and about one bird that tells a child in Palestine what birds in Europe saw during the holocaust - murder of Jews by Nazis and extermination camps. The author is the publisher Benjamin Barlevy who signed some of his compositions with the pseudonym "Zvi Binyamin".
7 pp, approx. 23.5X15 cm. Good condition. Some creases and stains (Mainly to wrappers).
HaMashiach Ba [Messiah is coming] by Falk Halperin. Illustrations Moshe Matusovski. Pedagogic editor: Dr. I. Rivkai. From the "Sifriat Paz" series. Published by Dr. Hava Margolin, Tel-Aviv, .
A story for children about the holocaust, with illustrations by Moshe Matusovski (Matus).
The story of two children, Nachman and Nechama, on a journey, looking for Eliyahu Hanavi hoping that he will save the Jews from Hitler. The journey starts when they hear from a teacher in their school about the World War and the deportation and murder of Jews under Hitler's regime. During their journey, they face many obstacles but finally they find the cave where Eliyahu Hanavi lives. Together with him they turn to Messaiah begging him to save the Jews and to assist Messiah in doing so they shatter and break the chains that bind him to his chair.
16 pp, 24 cm. Good condition. Creases at corners and margins of leaves. Stains. Tears to wrappers (including a 3.5 cm long tear to front wrapper) and to first leaves. Creases and foxing on wrappers.
About 160 handwritten letters, sent from and to Menachem and Yaffa Zaharoni. Salzburg, Milan, Rome, Strobl, Bad Gastein, Kfar Yehoshua and other locations. January 1947 to August 1948.
These letters were sent while Menachem Zaharoni was in DP camps in Europe as a teacher on behalf of the "Jewish Agency". During the first months of letters exchange Zaharoni expresses mainly his impressions about the refugees and their stories. In a letter sent on August 20, 1947, for example, he writes: "Here is a woman of about 40… came out of the ghetto prior to the riot. Her young son is 9 years old. He crawled out through the sewage pipes, but beforehand he was carried along the streets of Warsaw in a suitcase… and here is another mother with her daughter, who lived in a monastery and refused to leave it and live with Jews…".
Later letters, written after the Israeli Independence War broke focus mainly on the fate of the Yishuv and the development of the war. Due to problems with postal services in Palestine, most of the letters from this period are from Menachem. In a letter from January 31, 1948, Menachem reacts to the death of Tuvia Kushnir, one of the Convoy of 35, who was his student: "I knew Tuvia more than I knew all the others; I knew him as a boy, who started to like nature, friendly and a talkative… and later as a mature person who controlled himself and was very knowledgeable". In another letter, dated May 30, 1948, Zaharoni describes the reaction of Austrian press to the occupation of the Old City: "The Old City fell. The Austrian press announced it already 10 times at least…".
Four telegrams, two postcards and three original envelopes are included in the collection. Some of the letters were sent by official institutes of the Yishuv leadership, and by acquaintances in Palestine.
Enclosed: Ernährung der Tiere ('nourishment of animals'), a study booklet in German with an ink- stamp of "Education Bureau for She'erit Ha-Pletah in Austraia, Pedagogic Library no. 268" (Hebrew); Laissez Passer from Salzburg to Munich for Menachem Zaharoni, issued by the International Refugee Organisation (a printed form, filled out by typewriter, hand signed by the officer in charge and ink-stamped: "Area I HDQ. US Zone - Austria").
See items 146 and 235.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Folding marks, stains and creases. Small tears. Open tears to a few letters.
24 handwritten letters sent to Menachem Zaharoni by his uncle, a holocaust survivor, Benjamin Yaroshevsky. Most of the letters were sent from the Internment Camp in Cyprus, two from Internment Camp in Atlit, and one from a Displaced Persons Camp in Bavaria. June 1946 to June 1947.
Mentioned in these letters are, among other topics, Yaroshevsky's grief after the holocaust, locating survivors, sentiment of revenge against the German nation, the Zionist enterprise, David Ben-Gurion, life in the internment camp and the Jewish identity.
In early letters Yaroshevsky deals in detail with the holocaust using, often enough, a harsh and sharp language. In a letter dated 27 Heshvan, 1947, for example, he writes: "why were we slaughtered at the last minute?....you want to kick, to burn and to bomb the whole world…".
Further on the letters are focused on the future of Zionism and building the land. In a letter dated Nisan 13, 1947, it is written: "No point in crying and weeping, this way we shall not save and not be saved, it is a new era in our history, a period of life and work, strengthening the people and gather the people to the land of their ancestors…".
Two letters were sent from Atlit internment camp and they reflect Yaroshevsky's overwhelming excitement following his arrival in Israel.
See items 146 and 234.
24 letters. Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Folding marks, stains and creases. Small tears at margins of several letters and filing holes to one letter (not affecting text). One letter is cut width-wise and lacks the upper part.
Collection of photographs of soldiers serving in the Jewish units of the British army. [Mostly from Italy, ca. 1945].
Most or all of the photographs were sent to the theater actress Hanna Rovina. Some are captioned on the reverse in handwriting.
The collection includes:
* Photographs from a performance by Hanna Rovina before soldiers, including photographs of the actress standing by groups of soldiers. * Group photographs and other photographs showing routine activities of the different units. * About 20 photographs of Jewish Transportation Unit 178. These include group photos, photos showing the preparation process of the newspaper "Ha'Hayal Ha'Ivri" (The Hebrew Soldier) - bulletin of the Jewish General Transportation Unit (photo of a stand with some copies of the paper, photo of soldiers standing by a stencil machine, photo of a soldier drawing a cartoon with the title "Ha'Hayal Ha'Ivri", and more); photo of a boxing match; and other photos. Enclosed is an envelope with a handwritten dedication (in Hebrew): "To Hanna Rovina, from the members of J.T.U. 178, with love". * Photographs from burial ceremonies and photos of graves. * Photograph of Hanna Rovina alongside a group of male and female soldiers. Captioned on reverse: "April 1944 in Egypt". Enclosed: envelopes and notes with handwritten dedications to Hanna Rovina, from Jewish units of the British Army (Water Supply Unit 148, General Transportation Company 650, Jewish Transportation Unit 462, and more) and other documents.
Total of about 90 items (including about 75 photographs). Photograph size: 5X7.5 cm to 13X8 cm (most are approx. 6X9 cm). Condition varies.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
More than 3,500 cards, printed and filled out by hand, used to register members of the "Jewish Soldiers Benevolent Fund". Palestine, ca. 1944-1946.
The "Jewish Soldiers Benevolent Fund" (or "Central Fund of Jewish Soldiers") was founded during World War II to supply financial assistance to veterans of the "Jewish Brigade". About 5,000 members were part of the fund at its peak (out of 20,000 Jewish Brigade soldiers). When the war ended the fund joined other funds in founding "Otsar Ha-Hayal".
The cards contain much information about the soldiers and their military service: name of soldier, identity number, unit in which he served, months and amount of money which the soldier deposited in the fund, and some more information. Two cards are stapled to membership cards of the soldier in the fund, and some others are stapled to various documents, indicating what they were used for after the establishment of the State of Israel.
Total of about 3,750 cards. 12.5 cm. Condition varies. Overall good condition. Some creases and tears, dampstains on about 100 cards.
17 photographs of the immigrants on board the Pentcho. Italy and the island of Camilla Nisi, ca. 1942-1944.
The illegal immigration ship Pentcho sailed in May 1940 from the port of Bratislava with 500 passengers on board. Due to its poor condition, the steam boiler exploded and the ship was stranded on the tiny island of Camilla Nisi, where the passengers survived for ten days. After three years in internment camps in Greece and Italy, they were liberated by Allied forces and immigrated to Palestine.
1-8. Eight photographs from the island Camilla Nisi: tent camps, sending an SOS signal, the ship on the sandbanks, and more.
9-10. Two photographs of the immigrants after being saved, on board the ferry Vesta, on their way to the Italian internment camp. Captioned on reverse in handwriting (Czech or Polish).
11-17. Seven photographs from the Italian internment camp Ferramonti di Tarsia, where the immigrants stayed until the Allied occupation: photograph with the camp's commanders, field works, living cabins, and more. Four are captioned and dated on reverse (1943) by hand.
Enclosed: two ribbons to be hung on the chest, marking 40 years since the immigrants' arrival in Palestine.
See next item.
Photographs: 8.5X6 - 4.5X6 cm, attached to three thick paper sheets. Good overall condition. Stains and slight defects. Small ink smears on some of the photographs. Pen markings on some of the photographs.
66 letters, photographs and documents, recording the operations of Betar commissionership in Czechoslovakia during the holocaust. Bratislava and other locations, 1940-1949 (most of them from the years 1941-1942). German, Hungarian and some Slovakian.
1-53. Handwritten and typewritten letters sent to the head of the commissionership and commander of the ship "Pentcho", Yehoshua Halevi Zitron. The letters were sent by movement members in Bratislava to detention camps in Rhodes and Italy, where to the passengers of "Pentcho" were deported after the ship sunk. Among other things, mentioned in the letter is the operation of the remaining Betar members in Bratislava. Among the writers are: Ferdinand Weidemann, secretary of the commissionership; Dr. Dezo Wohlstein, commander of Betar branch in Slovakia; Ervin Salamon, commander of Bratislava chamber; Walter Vogel, commissionership officer; and others. Censorship ink-stamps appear on some letters. In several letters lines were deleted with black ink, and from one letter two passages were cut out (probably according to censor's instructions). German and Hungarian.
54. Postcard from 1941, sent from Bratislava to detention camp in Rhodes, to Yehoshua Halevi Zitron, from the Betar activist Friedrich Weiss.
55-63. Nine photographs, including one of Betar members in a province in west Slovakia, from 1940; a postcard with a photograph of a class of pupils in Bratislava (mailed in 1944); and personal and family photographs.
64-66. Three items in the name of Ervin Salamon: a Czech passport issued in 1949; a "všeobecná občianska legitimácia" (general civil card) issued in 1946; student card issued by the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, for the school year 1947/48.
Enclosed: the books "Habayta…!" by Yehoshua Halevi [Zitron]. Published by committee of "Pentcho" passengers in Israel, [Tel-Aviv, 1950]; "Toldot Betar Czechoslovakia" by Yehoshua Halevi (Zitron), published by Betar Ch.S.R. members in Israel, Tel-Aviv, 1961 (Hebrew).
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.
Enamel Keren HaYesod [United Israel Appeal] pin. Austria, .
The pin is designed as the emblem of Keren HaYesod, with a Hebrew inscription around the bottom margin reading, "Austria - TSH”CH ."
2X2.5 cm. Very Good condition. Small chip to enamel at top and small defect to clasp.
Adolf Eichmann. Published by Israel Police, National Headquarters, Bureau 06. [Jerusalem, 1961]. German, some Hebrew and some English. Volumes I, II, III and VI only.
Four volumes with printed photocopies of documents from the investigation of Adolf Eichmann (total of six volumes were printed). Printed in the volumes is a complete transcript of the investigation.
4 volumes (out of 6), approx. 21X32.5 cm. 2841, 3055-3564 columns. Condition varies. Overall good condition. Some stains. Damaged covers, two are detached.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
Diverse collection of paper items, documenting the life of "Adath Jeshurun" congregation in New York. Material about the community members, committees meetings, burials and construction of the Eldrige Street Synagogue. New-York, 1876-1927. Yiddish, some English and some Hebrew.
Among the items:
* Two minute-books of the congregation management, from the years 1876-1890 and 1897-1903, (307 and 252 written pages respectively). * Burial registrar of "Hevra Kadisha" from the years 1881-1889. * "Konstitutsyen der kongregayshn kahal Adas Jeshurun im anshe Lubitz" [Constitution of the Congregation Kahal Adas Jeshurun], booklet of regulations of the executive committee of the congregation (New-York, 1913, bilingual edition in Yiddish and English). * Two Ketubot printed in Hebrew and English on both sides of the leaf. * Invitation to a "Hevra Kadisha" dinner, December 1921. * Additional items, printed and handwritten.
Enclosed: leaflets and printed material related to the restoration of the Eldrige Street Synagogue (inaugurated again in 2007).
Lot of 19 items. Size and condition vary. Fair overall condition. Stains, folding marks and creases. Small tears. Bindings of minute-books are in poor condition, worn and falling apart.
Shema Israel / The Spirit of Judaism by Grace Aguilar edited by Isaac Leeser. Philadelphia: C. Sherman & Co, 5602 (1842). English.
A composition defending Judaism, by the Jewish-British author Grace Aguilar. The book was edited by Isaac Leeser and printed in Philadelphia, with introduction and comments by Leeser, in which he expresses his reservations regarding Aguilar's words. The book was well received by Jews and by Christians and was used in several synagogues and even in Protestant churches.
8 pp (advertising compositions composed or edited by Isaac Leeser) XII, 255 pp, 19.5 cm. Good condition. Ink-stamps. Slight defect to first leaf. Two leaves in the beginning are slightly chopped at margins. Binding slightly faded, with defects and a tear near the spine.
"Nuyork vi es Lakht un Veynt, a Roman fun Idishen Leben" [The Crying and Laughing New York, a Novel of Jewish Life], by Moses Seiffert. [New York, late 19th century]. Yiddish.
Novel by the Yiddish playwright, author and translator Moses Seiffert. The novel, published in the Jewish-American weekly "Di Yiddishe Gazetten" (or in the newspaper "Yiddishes Tagblatt"), was never properly published in book form, and the present copy is apparently an edition printed for the newspaper's subscribers only.
Moses Seiffert (1851-1922), one of the most fruitful Yiddish authors of the early 20th century, was born in Ukmergė, Lithuania and brought up in the home of Maskilim. In 1886 he immigrated to New York and tried his hand at writing. Some of the novels he wrote were printed by publishing houses, but most of his work was only printed in the period's newspapers.
Not in NLI. A single copy is listed in OCLC.
208 pp. Approx. 26.5 cm. Thin leaves, dark and brittle. A few detached leaves. Cut margins, with damage to text on several pages. Small tears to leaf margins, ownership stamp on title page and endpaper. Damaged binding.
Anno Primo Annae Reginae / An act to oblige the Jews to maintain and provide for their Protestant children. [London, 1702]. English. Bound in a volume with other Acts of Parliament legislated in Britain in the years 1701-1704.
The act was legislated by the British Parliament in 1702 and it obliges the Jews to continue and support their children if they decided to convert to Protestant Christianity. This act is the first act of the British Parliament related to Jews only (until then Jews were mentioned only in clauses of Acts or in the context of law suits and trials).
This Act was a result of a petition that was submitted to the British Parliament when an eighteen years old girl was disowned and expelled from her home by her Jewish family when she decided to convert to Protestantism. The Act, which, in fact, was designed to facilitate and even to encourage conversion, was passed with almost no objection.
 leaf [printed on both sides], in a volume of several hundreds of leaves, 26 cm. Good condition. Stains. Lower margins of the last two leaves are cut (affecting text). Worn binding. Front and back covers are attached to spine with acidic adhesive tape.
Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Vicesimo Sexto / An Act to Permit Persons Professing The Jewish Religion, To Be Naturalized By Parliament. Printed by Thomas Baskett (royal printer), London, 1753. English.
A printed document - the law of naturalization legislated in England in 1753 permitting Jews born out of England to be naturalized with no need for a Christian oath.
In spite of the fact that this law was approved by the Parliament it aroused opposition among the English public and many considered it an insult to Christianity. In view of the extreme controversy, the law was cancelled one year later. The Christian oath as a condition for naturalization was finally cancelled only in 1826.
 pp (numbered: -410), 33 cm. Good-fair condition. Transfer of ink between the pages resulted in duplication of part of the text on each page to the facing page (when folded). Dampstains. Small tears and tiny holes at margins of leaves.
About 110 prayer booklets and leaves printed on behalf of the Jewish congregation in London. London, 1854-1959. Hebrew and English.
Prayers in honor of the British royal family, inauguration of synagogues, eulogies, appointment of rabbis, World War I and other events. Some prayers were composed for private occasions or limited events. Among the booklets: "Form of Ceremonial on Laying the First Stone of the West London Synagogue of British Jews" (composed for the occasion of laying the corner stone for the reform synagogue "West London Synagogue, 1848); "Prayer for the success of the Naval Conference, London, for peace and for restriction of building war ships"; "Order of prayer for the consecration of the Temporary Synagogue on the site of the destroyed Great Synagogue Duke's Place, London"; "Rejoicing and Thanksgiving on the occasion of the celebration of Israel's Independence day"; and more.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.
32 booklets and prayer leaves on behalf of the London Jewish congregation, concerning wars. 1845-1945. English and Hebrew.
Among the items: "A Prayer For Her Majesty's Force In The Soudan" (1885); "A Prayer For The Time When Thou Mayest Be Found" (composed when World War I broke out, 1914); "Thanksgiving and Prayer … On The Singing Of The Treaty Of Peace between Nations…" (1919); "Prayer and Intercession On Behalf of Our Brethern In Germany" (1933); "Praise And Thanksgiving For The Victories Of The Allied Nation in the World War" (1945); and more.
Enclosed are the booklets: "Dear Brethern! In view of the serious situation…" (Bombay [ca.1948], most probably related to the Independence War); "Order of Prayer for Day of Thanksgiving" (Jerusalem, 1968, most probably concerning the Six Day War).
A detailed list will be sent upon request.
Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition. Creases, stains and tears. Folding marks to some booklets. Covers of some booklets are damaged, detached or partly detached.
About 90 booklets and prayer leaves printed on behalf of the Jewish congregation in London. Prayers in honor of the royal family, consecration of synagogues, eulogies for dignitaries and other subjects. London, mid 19th until the end of the 20th century (most of them are from early 20th century). English and Hebrew.
Among the items: "Prayer on Behalf of our Brethren in Russia and the Countries Under Her Domination","Prayer for the Success of the Disarmament Conference at Washington", "Prayer & Thanksgiving for Relief From the Plague Amongst
Cattle, and for Protection Against Cholera", "Order Of Service at the Consecration of the New Cemetery 'Chesed VeEmet' in 'West End'"; "Song of Praise for the Consecration of the New Beit Midrash in Stamford Hill"; and more.
Total of about 90 booklets. Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition. Stains and creases. Tears (mainly to covers and at margins, several booklets with large or open tears). Covers of some booklets are detached or partly detached. Pen inscriptions on several booklets.
A collection of about 220 printed items, documenting the life of Jews in the United Kingdom in the first half of the 20th century. London, Manchester, Oxford, Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Dublin and other cities (most items were printed in London), 1891-1966. English and Hebrew, some Yiddish and some German.
Among the itemes:
* About 40 booklets with sermons held by England's rabbis in the years 1894-1945.
* About 45 Zionist items: Lottery card on the amount of one shilling for use in "Palestine Exhibition" held in London in 1912, with the financial support of the Rothschild family; greeting card for children with the lyrics of "HaTikvah" sent together with a delivery of almonds from Palestine; invitation to "the first Oriental Galilean Council Meeting" ("HaMizrahi" movement in North England), held in 1920 in Manchester; and more.
* About 60 ephemeral items: Bar Mitzva form for students in "Beit HaKnesset HaIvri leKehilat Southport"; Invitation to an evening of discussion on behalf of "Jewish Social Circle", 1929; Invitation to a conference of the staff of "The Tribune" (newspaper of the Liberal party); Personal invitation to a Bar Mitzva ceremony from November 1901, in Manchester; and more.
* Additional items, including prayer and liturgy booklets, song books, lists of names, regulations, and more.
Total of about 220 items. Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Some items appear in two copies.
A Century of Finance, 1804 to 1904, the London House of Rothschild, by Jules Ayer. London: Wm. Neely, 1905. English.
A book dedicated to the London branch of the Rothschild banking family presenting their financial history during the years 1804-1904. The book contains information about the family and the banking enterprises over the mentioned years, portraits (plates) and a family-tree (double page plate), and more.
On one of the opening blank pages appears a handwritten dedication to Charles Weylands from the author Jules Ayer, from 1905 (English).
135 pp, 30 cm. Gilt-stamped blue leather binding. Gilt edges. Good condition. Some stains (mainly to tissue-guards preceding the plates). Defects and tears to binding.
Leaf handwritten on both sides. France, 1373. French.
Written on the leaf are three agreements regarding the sale of lands and agricultural plots. The third agreement notes that an individual named Raymond Oleri grants Raymond Blaqui a permanent permit for the use of his olive grove, which faces the vineyard of the Jew Bonafous de Marseille.
 pp, 9.5X27 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, some of them dark, with damage to text. Small tears to margins.
Manuscript of parchment. A contract signed between Fernando dela Cavalleria and his mother Beatriz, concerning family possessions. Saragosa, 1536. Latin and Catalan.
Dela Cavalleria family, Spanish Marranos, was one of the most important Jewish families in Saragosa. Their origin was the Ibn Labi family among whose descendants was Don Vidal Ibn Labi (who corresponded with Ribash Bar Sheshet concerning Halachic matters), Shlomo Ibn Labi (author of the translation of "Emunah Ramah"), the Kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Labi (author of the liturgy "Bar Yochai"), and others. Following the 1391 persecutions some of the family members converted and the family branches split.
An illustration of a compass rose appears on the bottom of the document and on the reverse - a summary of the document (from the period).
For more information and translation of the document, see enclosed material.
Parchment leaf, approx. 30X36 cm. Good-fair condition. Small tears, creases and stains. Folding marks. Ink stamp on the reverse.
Printeboekje Voor Kinderen [picture-books for children], Amsterdam: H.M. Houtgraaf [late 18th century / first half of the 19th century]. Dutch.
A children's book with poems and eleven engraved plates (colored by hand), among them is one poem in favor of Jews (De Joden Kirke - "Jewish Church") with an engraving by its side depicting Jews praying in a synagogue. Amongst the other poems: a children's celebration, a digger-ship, slaughterer of chickens, the crane, electricity and more.
Several other booklets from the series "Printeboekje Voor Kinderen", about craftsmen and scientific novelties, were printed during the first half of the 19th century.
, 16 leaves +  engraved plates (colored by hand), approx. 9.5 cm. Good-fair condition. The last printed leaf (pp.15-16) is glued to the last blank leaf and is torn at the margins. Stains. Worn cover, stains, creases and tears.
Ordnung für die Religions-Schule der Israelitischen Glaubensgenossen zu Hannover, [regulations for the schools of the members of the Israelite religion in Hanover]. Hanover, 1836. German.
Official regulations of the authorities of the Kingdom of Hanover, concerning the operation of all the Jewish schools in the kingdom. Twenty-four paragraphs determining the number of teachers, quota of school hours, financial arrangements and other matters.
The document was issued a few years after the Jews of Germany were granted full equality by Napoleon, and it limits their rights considerably.
Not in the NLI or the OCLC.
8 pp, approx. 21 cm. Good condition. Creases and stains. Scribbles on title page. New binding.
Hiburugo genten nyūmon [Hebrew Language Grammar], by Avraham Setsuzo Kotsuji. [Tokyo, 1936?]. Japanese and Hebrew.
Hebrew study book. The author, Avraham Setsuzo Kotsuji (1900-1973), a descendant of a line of Shinto priests, was a scholar of Judaism and the founder of the Tanach and Hebrew Department at the University of Tokyo. During the Holocaust period he assisted the Jewish refugees who arrived in Kobe, Japan from Europe and fought the spread of anti-Semitism in Japan. Among other things, he worked to extend the stay of the Mir Yeshiva students in Kobe (the visas of the refugee students were valid for only two weeks from the day of their arrival in Japan), and delivered lectures meant to refute anti-Semitic claims and encourage assistance to Jews. In 1959 he converted to Judaism in Israel.
On the leaf preceding the title page is a dedication in the author's handwriting (in Hebrew): "May there be peace and a blessing for all of Israel in the East / A gift from the author". On the title page is an additional, handwritten Hebrew title: "Grammar of the Hebrew Language".
 leaf, 3, 2, 4 pp,  leaf, 9, 225,  pp, 22 cm. Foxing. Some creases. Tear to lower margins of one leaf. Slight defects to binding.
About 95 items which belonged to Jacob Menahem, a pupil in the Jewish school in Aden (King George V School). Aden, London and Israel, 1944-1955 (mostly from the late 1940s). English and some Hebrew. One document in Judeo-Arabic.
A varied and rich archive, documenting the operations of the school and the congregation's life in Aden, around the riots in 1947. Among the items: * Public appeal to donate on behalf of "Hevrat Tomchei Beit HaSefer HaIvri" from 1940. * Nine receipt-stabs for donations and payments to the school. * Ten end-of-year certificates and report cards from the years 1946-1948. * Share certificate from 1948 of Society of King George V School. * Three invitations to cultural events on behalf of the school. * 21 printed examination sheets with handwritten comments. * Open-letter to Jews in Aden from the Histadrut emissary in Yemen, Ovadia Tuvya, 1946. * Four letters sent from Aden refugee camp in 1948, after the riots, and more.
The collection also includes 18 items from the years following the immigration of Menahem to Israel, including member cards, letters between him and his family, certificates and authorizations, and other items documenting his absorption in Israel and his life there.
Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition. Creases and tears (mainly small). Folding marks and wear.
Maassaf, seven booklets edited by Yaacov Hazon (the first two booklets were co-edited with Robert Fellous). Published by "The Jewish Agency - Emissary of the Dept. for Religious Education and Culture in the Diaspora", Tunisia [1956-1957]. Hebrew and French (with covers printed in both languages).
Seven booklets bound together, typewritten and stenciled, containing poems, illustrations, Biblical verses and educational material on the Jewish holidays, in Hebrew and French. Each of the booklets is dedicated to a different holiday: Rosh Hashanah, the Ten Days of Repentance and the Festival of Succoth; Hanukkah; Tu BiShvat; Purim; Passover; Lag Ba'Omer; and Shavuot. Illustrated covers (with titles). On the front endpaper is a dedication in the hand of the editor, Yaacov Hazon. Enclosed: two printed cards with a request to confirm receipt of the booklet (in Hebrew) and the publisher's address (in English).
The booklet dedicated to Rosh HaShanah is not in NLI.
7 booklets, bound together. 26 cm. Good overall condition. Cut margins, with slight damage to text. Stains. Minor holes to margins of some of the leaves. The Hebrew cover of the first booklet is detached and torn, with a pen inscription on the top margins. Binding almost entirely detached, with tears and defects.
Illustrated membership certificate of the Association for Mutual Assistance of Jewish Meat Industrialists and Merchants, in Odessa. Odessa, [early 20th century]. Russian. Illustration: M. Solomonov [the Russian artists Michail Isaacovitch Solomonov (Михаил Исаакович Соломонов, 1872-1942)].
Printed membership certificate, illustrated in Art Nouveau style. The illustration incorporates two Hebrew verses: "With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to thee" (Psalms 54:8), and "Every one helps his neighbor, and says to his brother, 'Take courage!'" (Isaiah 41:6). The lines where the member details are to be filled in are blank.
47.5X50.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks. Tears, most of them open, professionally repaired (with damage to illustration). Linen-backed for display and preservation.
"Only in the Soviet Union are Jews Given the Right to Land and Free Labor", illustrated poster of the OZET Organization (Society for Settling Toiling Jews on the Land). Moscow: OZET, 1928. Illustration: L. Smekhov [Lev Moiseevich Smekhov, Лев Моисеевич Смехов]. Russian.
Poster showing, in a series of illustrations, the improvement in the condition of Russian Jews following the founding of the Soviet Union and the decision to retrain Jews in the agricultural professions. The illustrations depict the poverty and pogroms in the Jewish community, the meeting in which the resolution was adopted to provide land to Jews, and finally the positive consequences of agricultural work for the Jewish community. The illustrations are accompanied by a rhymed text by Y. A. Slonim.
In the same year, an identical poster was printed with the same text in Yiddish.
The OZET organization was active in the Soviet Union in the years 1925-1938, with the aim of encouraging agricultural settlement among Soviet Jews and finding suitable places for such settlements. In 1928 OZET took upon itself the enterprise of settling Jews in Birobidzhan.
Approx. 101X67 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Some repaired tears. The entire poster is mounted on thick paper.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Poster advertising a lottery of the "OZET" organization (Society for Settling Toiling Jews on the Land) in Moscow. Moscow, [late 1920s]. Russian.
In the center of the poster is an illustration of the lottery ticket.
For additional information see items 262-263.
47X70 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains. Open tears, professionally repaired (with color corrections). Linen-backed for display and preservation.
"OZET", Lottery No. 4". Illustrated poster advertising a lottery held by "OZET" (Society for Settling Toiling Jews on the Land). [Soviet Union, 1932]. Russian. Design: Mikhail Oskarovich Dalugatch (Михаил Оскарович Длугач).
Fine poster, printed in black and red. Inscription on top: "Build socialist Birobidzhan…".
The "OZET" organization was active in the U.S.S.R. in the years 1925-1938, with the aim of encouraging agricultural settlement among the Jews of the Soviet Union and finding appropriate locations for settling them. In 1928 OZET took upon itself the organization of Jewish settlement in Birobidzhan. Throughout its years of activity OZET held a number of lotteries for the general public. Revenue from the sale of lottery tickets was used to finance the organization's operational expenditures.
See items 261-263.
Approx. 49X69 cm. Good condition. Slight defects. Small open tear to lower left corner. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
"OZET, lottery no. 5". Illustrated poster advertising a lottery held by "OZET" (Society for Settling Toiling Jews on the Land). Published by "OZET" / Изогиз (Izogiz), [Soviet Union, 1933]. Russian. Design: Mikhail Oskarovich Dlugatch (Михаил Оскарович Длугач).
Fine poster, printed in black and red. In the center is the numeral 5, interlaced with three portraits. Printed at the bottom of the poster is the inscription "We will build Birobidzhan…".
See items 261-262.
Approx. 53.5X40.5. Good condition. Small open tear to top left corner. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
"ICOR Kontzert un Lektzie", advertising poster for a performance and lectures by the ICOR organization ("Yiddishe Colonizatzie in Roten Farband" - an American organization supporting Jewish settlement in the Soviet Union). No printer or year indicated. [U.S., 1930s]. Yiddish.
Advertising poster for an event on behalf of the "ICOR" organization, in support of the Jewish settlement of Birobidzhan. Details of the event - lectures by "ICOR" representatives Sh. [Shloime] Almazov and Av. [Avraham] Epstein, and a performance by theater actors H. Gendel and Lyova Rimer - appear alongside photographs of the actor and actress and a photograph of tractor drivers in Birobidzhan. Printed in Yiddish at the top of the poster: "For dem oyfboy fon Birobidzhan als Iddishe Soveten Republic" [For the establishment of Birobidzhan as a Jewish Soviet republic].
71.5X53 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Open tears, professionally repaired. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
Advertising poster of the national festivities held in Jerusalem on Passover 1924. Palestine, 1924. Hebrew and some English.
Poster printed in blue and black. Invitation to sports competitions, balls and exhibitions (opening ceremony in the presence of the High Commissioner). Events plan in designed script, with illustrations of athletes.
Approx. 62X92 cm, in frame: 71X102 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, creases, folding marks and small tears. Unexamined out of frame.
Poster for the film "Land of Promise". No printer or designer details, undated. [Palestine, 1935]. [Designer: Otte Wallish].
Fine color illustration of a pioneer sowing the ground, above him a music staff with notes. The poster was designed by Otte Wallish for the film "Land of Promise", produced in 1935 by Keren HaYesod for distribution abroad as propaganda intended to raise funds for Jewish settlements in Palestine.
There is another version of this poster, twice its size, to which Wallish added a bottom part with the inscription: "Keren HaYesod Sows - the Hebrew People Reap" [in Hebrew].
1. "Otte Wallish, the Face of Land and Nation", exhibition catalogue, Tel Aviv Museum, 2015. P. 90 [Hebrew].
2. "Keren Hayesod Sows - the Hebrew People Reap, Keren Hayesod Posters 1920-2010" (Editor: David Tartakover). Keren Hayesod publishing, 2010. P. 22 [Hebrew].
89.5X64 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Fold lines reinforced with thin acid-free paper. The poster is cut on its top margins (where the designer's signature appeared).
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Advertising poster for the "Levant Fair". "Lit. Monson" press, Jerusalem, 1936. Design: Oskar Lacks (signed in the plate, in English). English, Hebrew and Arabic.
In the center of the poster is the flying camel emblem.
68X100 cm. Good condition. Creases. Some tears. Open tear to bottom right corner.Linen-backed for display and preservation.
Advertising poster for the production "Yaldei HaSade" [Children of the Field] by HaBima Theater at the Levant Fair. Strod press, [Tel Aviv], 1936. Design: Oscar Lacks. Hebrew.
Illustrated poster, printed in black and red. In the center are details regarding the performance, on the right is the flying camel emblem.
96.5X65 cm. Good condition. Creases, stains and slight defects. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
"The beverages of 'Rishon Le'Zion' have a long tradition - and do not need to be advertised", advertising poster of "Carmel Mizrahi" wineries. "Hasollel" press, Jerusalem, [ca. 1931]. Hebrew.
In the center of the poster is a colorful illustration (linocut, signed in the plate) showing a hand holding a bottle of wine against the background of the sun rising over Rishon Le'Zion wineries. Printed beneath the illustration is a warning regarding forgeries of "Carmel Mizrahi" wines. Printed on the left and right of the illustration are two advertising items - one regarding the quality of Rishon Le'Zion wines, and the other regarding the drinking of "Carmel Mizrahi" wine aboard the zeppelin: "The latest newspaper editions relate that the commander of the 'Zeppelin' Dr. Eckener served all the guests of his airship, while flying over Tel Aviv and Jerusalem - Carmel Mizrahi wine!"
94X62 cm. Fair-poor condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains. Tears to margins, some open. Coarse tear about 17 cm long to horizontal folding line in the middle of the poster (with damage to text and illustration).
"If you want to own a world-famed motorcycle - buy a 'Sunbeam!'", illustrated advertising poster for "Sunbeam" motorcycles. "Monsohn" lithographic press, Jerusalem; advertising firm: Y. Cogon, Tel Aviv. [1930s]. Design: Shamir Brothers (the poster is signed in the plate: "Shamir - Cogon"). Hebrew and English.
At the top of the poster is a colorful illustration showing a man riding a "Sunbeam" motorcycle. Printed beneath it are details of three models of "Sunbeam" motorcycles, in Hebrew and English.
94.5X63 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Small tears to margins. Ink-stamp on poster reverse. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
Illustrated advertising poster for "Sport" cigarettes. "Monsohn" lithographic press, Jerusalem, [second half of the 1930s]. Hebrew and English.
Fine illustration of two sprinters, beneath them a box of "Sport" cigarettes and the inscription, "The healthiest cigarette you can smoke".
Approx. 65X47 cm. Good condition. Stains to bottom part of the poster. Some repaired tears. Open tears, repaired, to bottom right corner and bottom part of the poster (with damage to printer's details and to part of the illustration).
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
"Manah" Danish butter, illustrated advertising poster. Strod press, [Tel Aviv, 1930s / early 1940s]. Design: Rudy Deutsch (Dayan).
This lot includes five posters from the printing process - the poster's final version (printed in five colors) and four additional posters showing the different color layers (each printing added another color to the poster).
5 posters, 49.5X34.5 cm. Condition varies. Stains. Creases, small holes and defects to margins.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Poster of the "F. Saphir Piano-House", advertising the sale of pianos made by Monington & Weston. No printer or year noted, [Tel Aviv, first half of the 1930s / 1940s]. Design: Peretz Ruschkewitz (signed in Hebrew: "Rushkevitz Tel Aviv"). Hebrew and English.
Fine poster. In the center is a piano illustration by Peretz Ruschkewitz.
Approx. 94.5X63 cm. Good condition. Some foxing and dampstains. Creases. Faded stamp. Some small tears to margins and fold lines (partly repaired). The fold lines are reinforced with thin acid-free paper.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Advertising poster of the "Zel Korati" company - "The first Palestine saving and building corporation ltd.". Linol: Gilboa. "Hotza'at Eretz-Israel" Press Ltd., Tel Aviv, [second half of the 1930s]. Design: Otte Wallish. Signed in the plate: "MW" [atelier Machner-Wallish], "Wallish". Hebrew and some English.
Photographs of buildings in various cities in Palestine (photographs by Yitzhak Kalter), surmounted by the inscription, in Hebrew: "We have distributed 60,000 Palestinian pounds as building loans… 200 families have acquired homes".
92.5X62.5 cm. Good condition. Creases and folding marks. Some minor tears. The entire poster is mounted on thin acid-free paper.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Informative poster on the subject of a uniform tax in Palestine, on behalf of the Histadrut (the Workers' Organization). No printer or year noted, [Palestine, 1937]. Signed in Hebrew: "Shnoyer" [David Shne'or?], "Dr. Y. Shapira Advertising". Hebrew.
Fine poster, printed in black and blue. At the top is an illustration showing the card of a Histadrut member, with blue stamps indicating the uniform tax has been paid for the first months of 1937. In the background are cement buildings with the inscriptions, "Unemployment Fund", "Histadrut Tax", "Kupat Holim", "Disability Fund".
Beneath the illustration is an explanation regarding the uniform tax and a call to Histadrut members to bring their old cards to the tax bureau and have them replaced with new ones.
The uniform tax was introduced in 1937, combining two separate taxes previously levied by the Histadrut HaKlalit - the organizational tax and the payment for Kupat Holim (Health Maintenance Organization) membership.
96X63 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and some stains. Some repaired tears to margins. The entire poster is mounted on thin acid-free paper.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
"Hitnadvut HaAm LeGeulat HaAretz" [Popular Volunteering for the Land's Salvation]. Poster on behalf of the Jewish National Fund. Printed by Lith. A. Kofman, Tel Aviv, . Design: Aryeh Elhanani.
Illustration of a farmer plowing his soil in stormy weather. Above him is a quote from a poem by Chaim Nachman Bialik: "Listen! The storm, too, calls on us: Dare!" [Hebrew].
Aryeh Elhanani (1898-1985) was an Israeli architect, artist and graphic designer, winner of the 1973 Israel Prize for Architecture for his “contribution to shaping Israeli culture.” Amongst his designs are those of the Yerid HaMizrach [Levant Fair] complex at the Tel Aviv Port (including the fair’s Flying Camel emblem) and the emblems of the IDF and the Palmach.
Approx. 94.5X65 cm. Mounted on cardboard. Good condition. Stains and creases. Open tears, restored (with minor damage to the illustration), mostly to the right margin.
"To every Jew owning a Radio!", a poster calling on the public to pay the "Tav HaRadio" (radio tax) to "Kofer HaYishuv". Linol: Zvi Bergman, "HaPo'el HaTza'ir" Cooperative Printing Press, Tel-Aviv, 1942. Design: Oskar Lachs. Hebrew.
"Hundreds of settlements, towns and villages… call on you to fortify their walls… a small donation of 100 Mil per year is one of the sources of our security…". To the left of the text appears an illustration of a watchtower.
95X63 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases, some stains. Small tears. Mounted on acid-free paper.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Poster on behalf of the Histadrut (General Organization of Jewish Workers in Palestine), before the Histadrut elections. ["HaPo'el HaTza'ir" Cooperative Press Ltd., Tel Aviv, 1944]. Design: Moshe Vorobeichic (Raviv). Hebrew.
Colorful illustrated poster calling on citizens to pay the uniform tax and order membership cards in anticipation of the Histadrut elections.
Approx. 46.5X32 cm. Good condition. The poster is cut on the margins, on the border of the text and illustration (with slight damage to text near to upper margins; the line with the printer's details has been cut out). Horizontal fold line and some creases. Slight defects. Small tear, reinforced with adhesive tape to top right corner of the poster. Ink stamp and inscription in pencil.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
"The Builders will Build - The Defenders will Defend - The Ma'apilim will Ascend", illustrated poster printed on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Histadrut (General Organization of Jewish Workers in Palestine). Levine-Epstein Press, [Tel Aviv, 1945]. Design: Atelier Machner-Wallish. Signed in the plate: "MW". Hebrew.
Illustration of a menorah lamp, with different scenes of Zionist enterprises appearing on each candle: a tractor plowing the ground with a water tower and guard tower in the background, a building under construction, a ship of ma'apilim (illegal immigrants), and more.
Approx. 49.5X70 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Some small tears, repaired, to margins and fold lines.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
A poster for May 1st, on behalf of the Histadrut (General Organization of Jewish Workers in Palestine). Lin. Z. Bergman, "Achdut" printing press, Tel-Aviv, 1943.
Illustration of a red hammer (inscribed "May 1 1943") shattering a swastika rising from flames.
35X50 cm. Good-fair condition. Horizontal folding mark. Stains, creases and several tears.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
"Mif'al Hanukah 1942 - Keren Tel Hay", an illustrated poster. Linol. [Linoleum] Zvi Bergman, "Signon" Cooperative Press, 1942. Hebrew.
An Impressive poster. The illustration shows a "Beitar" member holding an Israeli flag and removing a yellow wristband with an illustration of a "Star of David" from the arm of a Jew from the Diaspora. In the background appears a map of Israel.
Tel Hai fund was a fund for raising and distributing money used by the Revisionist Zionist Movement. The fund was established in London in 1929 after the 1929 riots, to support Jewish defense in Palestine and to teach self-defense to the Zionist youth. Beitar Youth movement members actively raised money for the fund which competed with the activities of JNF. The "Hanukkah Project" of the fund was founded on December 29, 1935.
69X49 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, creases at margins. Some stains. Tears (mainly at margins and by the folding marks), professionally repaired. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
"LeNakam VeleGeula!", poster encouraging enlistment to the Jewish Brigade. Linol: inst. Z. [Zvi] Bergman, Shamir & Associates printing press Ltd. [ca. 1945]. Design: Shamir Brothers.
Poster in color depicting a brigade soldier holding a rifle, with more soldiers in the background, attacking, and the Israeli flag.
Approx. 47X67.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, slight defects. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
Opening Price: $800
"To Me Belongeth Vengeance and Recompense!", poster for May 1st, on behalf of the Histadrut (General Organization of Jewish Workers in Palestine). No printer mentioned, [Palestine], 1945. Design: atelier [Ernst] Machner / [Otte] Wallisch. Signed on upper right corner "mw" and on lower right corner "Atelier Machner Wallisch". Hebrew.
Color lithograph. On the top part is the flag of the Jewish Brigade, beneath it - against a bright red background - is a drawing of Brigade soldiers attacking, and at the bottom is a citation in Hebrew from the Biblical verse "To me belongeth vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste" (Deuteronomy 32, 35) - expressing the spirit of the times - vengeance against Nazi Germany by enlisting to the Jewish Brigade.
Approx. 48.5X33 cm. Good condition. Horizontal folding line. Minor defects. Linen-backed for display and preservation (cloth is slightly detached in the upper left corner). Traces of glue on top and bottom part of the cloth.
"It all depends on you", a poster on behalf of the "Haganah" organization. Palestine, [ca. 1947]. Hebrew and English. Design: Itamar (Ismar) David.
At the top of the poster is the "Hish" (field corps of the Haganah) logo and a pointing hand on a black background. Beneath it is the inscription "It all depends on you". Printed on the bottom: Haganah poster no. 2".
The poster and the logo were both designed by Itamar (Ismar) David (1910-1996), illustrator, graphic designer, typographer, born in Germany.
53X83.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Creases. Some tears in the center of the poster along the folding marks.
Join Hapoel Hamizrachi, poster by "Hapoel Hamizrachi" movement in the U.S., with an illustration by Arthur Szyk. Abco Press Inc., New York, [mid-1940s]. English and some Hebrew.
In the center of the poster is an illustration by Arthur Szyk (signed: "Arthur Szyk N.Y. 43"), surrounded by the words "Torah and Labor / Hapoel Hamizrachi" (Hebrew). Printed beneath the illustration is the verse "Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed" (Exodus 17:11). Printed at the bottom of the poster is the inscription "Join Hapoel Hamizrachi / Twentieth Anniversary Membership Campaign".
Approx. 69.5X51 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Repaired tears. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
Two posters encouraging enlistment, during temporary truce periods. Jerusalem, June [-July?], 1948. Hebrew.
1. "Jews of Jerusalem", poster on behalf of the "Va'ad HaKehila HaIvrit [be] Yerushalayim" [the Hebrew community council in Jerusalem], calling to enhance enlistment and alertness of home front in case the temporary truce is violated. "Solomon" printing press, June 1948.
Approx. 50X70 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, slight creases and stains. Small tears at margins (tear of 3 cm. to top of poster). Ink-stamp.
2. "Temporary Truce is not a Ceasefire", poster on behalf of "Merkaz HaMifkad LeSherut HaAm", calling the Jews of the city to be counted and prepare for the continuation of the battles. Printed at the "Rephael Haim Cohen" printing press.
63.5X47.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Small tears at margins and folding marks. Stain and open tears to upper left corner, not affecting text.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Advertisement poster for the newspaper "Yediot Ahronot". [1940s?]. Hebrew.
Illustration in color. In the center - issue of "Yediot Ahronot" with the headline "Information from all over the world" (Hebrew), on an urban background; below appears a paper strip with names of cities ("Washington… London… Moscow… Paris"). Illustration signed in the plate: "A.A." (Hebrew).
Approx. 32X46.5 cm. Printed on thick paper. Good condition. Horizontal folding mark and creases. Several tears (affecting illustration). Chopped margins.
"The State of Israel has Achieved its First Million Jewish Citizens". Poster on behalf of the European office of the Immigration Department of the Jewish Agency for Palestine. Printed by Imprimerie Moderne de la Presse, Paris, 1949. Design: Ruth Schloss. Hebrew and English.
Poster designed by the artist Ruth Schloss, who at the time was a student at the Paris Academie des Beaux-Arts. In the middle of the poster, over a map of Palestine, is a quote from Ezekiel. At the bottom is the inscription: "The State of Israel has achieved its first million Jewish
citizens. The multitudes of dispersed Jews flow to Israel from all corners of the world. The vision of The Gathering of Exiles is being accomplished under our very eyes. Every Jew shall take part in the renaissance of his ancient homeland. Let him come and join the builders of his country".
56X43 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Small tears to margins. One word of the text at the bottom of the poster was reprinted on a separate piece of paper and pasted on to the poster. Inscription in pen and stamp on reverse.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.