Auction 80 Part 1 Jewish and Israeli History, Culture and Art
Jun 29, 2021
8 Ramban St, Jerusalem., Israel

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Four Mourning Posters Printed Following the Death of Illegal Immigrants – MV Struma, SS Theodor Herzl and the ...

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Four Mourning Posters Printed Following the Death of Illegal Immigrants – MV Struma, SS Theodor Herzl and the Unknown Illegal Immigrant of the SS "LaNegev"
Four mourning posters that were printed following the death of illegal immigrants. Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, 1942-1947. Jebrew.
1. A poster issued by the Tel-Aviv Municipality (municipal poster no. 7): "Great mourning to the Jewish people, for seven hundred dear souls of Israel… who drowned on the sixth of Adar 1942 on MV Struma between the Bosporus and the Black Sea…". Signed in the plate "Yisrael Rokach, Mayor". [Tel-Aviv]: "HaAretz" Press, 1942.
2. A poster issued by the Union of Romanian Immigrants in Palestine: "Seven days of mourning for Romanian immigrants… 765 people, including more than a hundred babies, who risked their lives… and did not imagine they might be re-sentenced to death". Tel-Aviv: Yitzchak Broker Press, [1942].
3. Poster issued by the Jewish National Council: "Jewish immigrants who risked their lives to come to their homeland were sent away with violence and murder…", dated: "Jerusalem, the day of the arrival of SS Theodor Herzl to Palestine (15.04.1947)".
4. Poster issued by the community council of Haifa: "With great regret and sadness we announce that the unknown illegal immigrant (his name is yet unknown) who arrived in Palestine on the ship of illegal immigrants 'LaNegev' fell victim on the altar of the homeland in his war over the right to immigrate". [Haifa, 1947].
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Fold lines, filing holes and minor blemishes. Tears to edges and fold lines (most of them repaired).
Provenance: The Rimon Family Collection.

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