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Lot #    16582
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 12:24:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Important Letter by David ben Gurion
Title (Hebrew)    מכתב מדוד בן גוריון - ילדי טהראן
Author    [Ms. - Children of Tehran]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1943
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [2] pp., 252:178 mm., light age staining, typed letter on Suhnut stationary, signed in ink by Ben Gurion.
          
Detailed
Description
   Addressed to the Chief Rabbis of Erez Israel the writer promises to deliver the Polish, Holocaust surviving, children, saved by the Suhnut via Tehran, to their families under certain conditions. The children were initially deposited in anti-religious kibbutzim were they were educated and indoctrinated with anti religious views. Needless to say Ben Gurion did not deliver the children, as promised, they remained in the kibbutzim where all religious identity was wiped clean. Several booklets condemning the Zionists were published in Israel and America on the affair.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
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Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica