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Lot #    20186
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 10:26:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Reshimat HaLohamim
Title (Hebrew)    רשימת הלוחמים
Author    [Zionism]
City    [Israel]
Publication Date    [1949]
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4] pp., 240:155 mm., light age staining.
Paragraph 1   
   A political pamphlet put out by the Reshimat HaLohamim. It is written in Yiddish and directed at the survivors of the Nazi horrors, and the partisans. Reshimat HaLohamim is the political party established in 1949. The Fighters' List grew out of Lehi, a paramilitary organisation that had operated in Palestine during the Mandate era. Lehi was a controversial group, described by the British, the Yishuv and the UN as a terrorist organisation. It had been involved in a series of notorious actions, including the assassination of Lord Moyne and the Deir Yassin massacre. The group was disbanded and integrated into the IDF in May 1948. However, they continued to act in Jerusalem until being forcefully broken up after the assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte, a UN mediator, on 17 September, 1948.

After the final dissolution of Lehi, left-wing former members founded the Fighters' List to represent their cause in the 1949 elections. The list was headed by Natan Yellin-Mor, the former leader of Lehi, who at the time was in jail serving an eight-year sentence for his role in the assassination of Count Bernadotte. The party won only 1.2% of the vote and one seat in the first Knesset. Yellin-Mor was released from prison to take up his seat. However, he lost his place in the Knesset in the 1951 elections, when the party failed to win a seat.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
Manuscript Type
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