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Lot #    19358
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 11:56:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Post Holocaust Ba-Midbar
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    J. Lucaci, J. Feldman, Zollak.
City    Cyprus Camp 69
Publisher    ha-Oved ha-Ziyyoni
Publication Date    1948
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition, folio, 315:215 mm., usual age staining, creased on fold. A good copy bound as issued.
   Rare journal with articles in Romanian published in 1948. Published by and for the Jews incarcerated by the British in Cyprus in Camp number 69 this volume has a green cover of a camp with barbed wire with a globe and a soldier sitting atop it. Barbed wire about the globe has the names of concentration camps in Europe. At the bottom is a Magen David. At the bottom are the names of the redactors, I. Lucaci, J. Feldman, Zollak and the technical people, Abi Rabinovicz and W. Schiffer. Many of the articles have illustrations at their head. The topics are varied and interesting, covering such subjects asMomente in Istoria Literaturei Ebraice by Prof. Joseph Klausner on Samuel David Luzzatto; Probleme de Colonizare by Samuel Daiann; andViata of Partid, Elite si Masse.

In 1941 the British began to evacuate the island, mainly women and children, for fear of a German invasion, and its Jews were also evacuated. After World War II, when the stream of "illegal" immigration to Palestine of the survivors in Europe assumed mass proportions, the British government forcibly transferred many thousands of them to deportation ships and sent them to detention camps in Cyprus. Their total number, from 1946 until 1948, was about 51,500. In the camps they were assisted by shelihim (emissaries) of the Jewish Agency and the Haganah to organize health and education services as well as some military training. With the establishment of the State of Israel they were released and quickly absorbed in the mainstream of mass immigration which began to arrive in the country (see "Illegal" Immigration). In 1951 the Jewish population numbered only 165 persons who lived in Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol, and Famagusta. They engaged in citrus growing, trade, industry, and farming; a few were mine owners. By 1970 there were only 25 Jews on the island and there was virtually no communal life. A cemetery was maintained at Margo and second one at Larnaca was no longer used.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Other:    Periodical
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Romanian
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica