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LOT 47:

Collection of Broadsides and Printed Items – Irgun and Lehi – Late 1930s to Late 1940s

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Fourteen broadsides, booklets and paper items issued by the Irgun (Etzel) and the Lehi (most of them by the Irgun). Palestine (one item from Asmara), ca. late 1930s to late 1940s.
• Eight broadsides and posters issued by the Irgun: a broadside from Tamuz 1946, calling to renew the struggle against the British and establish Jewish governmental institutions under the British government; "Stop", an illustrated broadside from Cheshvan 1947 – caricature of the blindfolded David Ben-Gurion leading a passenger cart into the abyss; "To Cain's sons who call themselves 'Loyal to the Yishuv'" – a sharp broadside from Nissan 1947, threatening with a civil war in case of a second Saison; two early broadsides (dated with stamps, 1938), referring to the handing over of Jews to the British and to members of the underground organizations who were executed (the broadsides are not signed, however their content indicate that they were most probably issued by the Irgun); and more.
• Three booklets: "Warrior Leadership for a Warrior Nation (member of the Lehi to a member of the Haganah)", Adar 1948; "The Herut Movement (founded by the Irgun), Its Foundations and Principles", Sivan 1948; "Aims and Methods", a booklet issued by the Irgun, date of printing not indicated, containing English information about its goals (possibly, meant to be distributed among British soldiers).
• "In the Exile of Asmara, detention camp, Eritrea". April 7, 1946. Issue no. 134. A single handwritten leaf, in newspaper format – a review of the capture of illegal immigrant ships, the food shortage in the camp, an announcement about the arrival of Matzahs for Passover, news from Palestine and other subjects. Written on verso of a form used by the Italian army.
• And more.
14 items. Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition.
Provenance: The Rimon Family Collection.

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