RESCUE OF SURVIVOR YOUTH: by Agudath Israel Youth & Poale Agudath Israel, French/Hebrew stationery of the Paris branch, with its logo at top, with long detailed hand written letter by Rabbi Yaakov Landat (Paris, Sivan 5706 = about June 1946), to Agudath Israel in Palestine. With most interesting report on his recent tour in Italy, meeting with various groups & "Kibbutzim" of survivor youth: 'We were asked to visit the camps ... to show them the way to rescue and Aliyah ... what a fine youth".
RESCUE ATTEMPT Palestine TELEGRAM form wired from Geneva to Tel Aviv (with oval Tel Aviv arrival pmk of 6.FE.44). Trying to rescue a Jewish family from Budapest by a joint effort of the Jewish Agency & the International Red Cross! "SEND URGENTLY VIA RED CROSS GEN EVE FAMILY CERTIFICATES ... " The parents & their children are all listed by names. The wire was made by the International Red Cross, Geneva, with their code for this file 08801. Folded, filing hole & staple holes F-VF & SCARCE!
JEWISH AGENCY RESCUE (1) TELEGRAM form cancelled Jerusalem 25.N0.44 sent from Geneve to ALIYAH, JEWISH AGENCY, JERUSALEM. With short but most dramatic message "SUCHER ROTENBERG AND DAUGHTER SARAH WELL ... " with their address c/o the Palestine office in Cerese, France, signed "POZNER" i.e.
SURVIVOR'S FIRST SIGN OF LIFE: June 26, 1945 British Air Letter from a Palestine Jewish soldier ex FPO 721, addressed to Kvutzat BaMa'avak (young settler group) POB 9 Herzliya, w/list of survivors i.e. the first indication sign that they are alive, list of names with their original hometown (Polish, Hungarian & Romanian), endorsed Con. Palestine Personnel, w/Egyptian censor mark & part of receiving pmk. (message on web)
FROM GRANDFATHER IN WARSAW TO GRANDSON IN BUCHAREST 1940. Polish pc, 30 Gr. Deutsche Post OSTEN ovptd stamp stuck on card's imprinted Polish stamp tied by cancelled WARSSCHAU 23.111.40, Bucharest 29 MAR 1940 receiving pmk on front. From Jakob Borensztyjn to Jakob Shvinitzki: Mss German message "My beloved child. Your letter received here ... how is Genia ... healthy? Srulek just married ... Quite a few letters- sent to Zoven, but received no reply ... l heard nothing from your sisters, and I do not have Srulek's address ... write them.
“ISRAEL” & ‘SARA” (1) ISRAEL on postal card, pmkd HAMBURG, addressed to Sweden, German censor mark (2) SARA on (ratty) cover, unclear pmkd, air mail to New York, censor tape & hstmps on back
Turkish pc pmkd Istanbul 30.3.1942 to Dr. Ebner in Tel Aviv, typed message in German: "...In regard to your children & brothers, I made the first steps in order to find out their situation ... I can feel & understand ... What you feel ... Living in such an incertitude ... Trust me, I will do the best I can ... Will reply immediately ... Do not lose hope” Signed by Blum, with his circular return address hstmp on front, few very light tropical stains, o/w F-VF, scarce
Turkish pc pmkd Istanbul 15.1.1942, addressed to Dr. Ebner in Tel Aviv. The typed message in German: "I shall meet Sobel soon and hope to get information in regard to Frankel & Menczer ... will inform ASAP..." Aron Menczer was the director of the Youth Aliyah in Vienna and an educator. He was sent to Forced Labor Camp by LINZ (5/1941), returned to Vienna and transferred to Theresienstadt Ghetto (9/1942). He was sent to his death in Birkenau (10/1943). Without return address, but from G. BLUM of P.O.B. 207 Istanbul as per the following lot. With Palestine censor mark on front.
PROF. SIMON DUBNOV. Folded letter, typed in English, from the "Custodian of Enemy Property" (large English hstmp & "Certified Official" hstmp), pmkd Jerusalem 19.DE.42, addressed to the manager of the Anglo-Palestine Bank of Tel Aviv. Message regards the release of part of funds "held by me for account of the above 'ENEMY' and is to be utilized ... ". Prof. Simon Dubnov was a historian, public activist & political ideologist. He was murdered in 1941 in Riga during the expulsion of the Jews of R,ga to the Concentration Camps. Funds were to be sent to Mrs. Ehrlich of Canada.
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