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Six Postcards – Maccabee Sport Organization / Jewish Gymnasts in the Sixth Zionist Congress / The "Bar Kochba" ...

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Six Postcards – Maccabee Sport Organization / Jewish Gymnasts in the Sixth Zionist Congress / The "Bar Kochba" Student Association – Switzerland and Czechoslovakia
Four postcards of the Maccabee Sport Organization, a postcard depicting Jewish gymnasts in the sixth Zionist Congress and a postcard of the "Bar Kochba" Jewish-Zionist Student Association. Switzerland and Czechoslovakia, ca. 1900-1937.
1. Undivided postcard issued by the "Bar Kochba" Jewish-Zionist Student Association in Prague, [the first years of the 20th century]. Depicts the Wandering Jew, his bundle cast to his side, gazing at the horizon, where the rising sun is shining on the Daughter of Zion, seen inside a Star of David, and farmers are sowing their fields.
2. "Shanah Tovah" Postcard, with a photograph of Jewish gymnasts in the sixth Zionist Congress in Basel, 1903, in which The Jewish Gymnastic Movement, meant to serve as the umbrella organization for all Jewish sports clubs, was established.
3. Postcard designed by Leo Haas issued for the Maccabee games in Bohumín, Czech Republic, in June 1932. The postcard depicts a gymnast raising a pole with a large Star of David behind him.
4. postcard issued for the II Maccabee Winter games, in Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia, 1936. The postcard depicts a skier against a view of the city Banská Bystrica and beside him the date "18-24 II 1936". A postmark on verso (in Hebrew and Czech) indicates that the postcard was sent on the final day of the Maccabee Games.
5. "Telocvičňa Makabi Žilina". The postcard depicts the front of the gymnasium established by the Maccabee Sport Organization in the city of Žilina, Czechoslovakia. A postmark on verso (in Hebrew and Czech) indicates that it was sent from the third "Maccabee" gymnastics competition which took place in July 1937 in the city of Žilina (The Maccabee Organization of Czechoslovakia held three such competitions, called "Slet": the first in Brno in 1921, the second in Ostrava in 1929 and the third in Žilina in 1937).
6. Postcard with a picture of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia. Sent from Břeclav in September 1937 and stamped: "Makkabi Breclav".
14X9 cm on average. Condition varies. Good overall condition. An open tear to the corner of postcard no. 2. Five of the postcards were sent by mail.

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