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Item 234 - Henrietta Szold Catalog 450 (Apr 2015)

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Zionist leader (1860–1945) who worked for the Jewish Publishing Society of America before she founded Hadassah in 1912. TLS, one page, 6.5 x 9.5, Hebrew letterhead, January 29, 1942. Letter to Hanna Elbert. In part: “You failed to give me several important details in your letter…the age of the boys, where they were born and if they came from abroad, when their parents arrived here and from what country they came. In the Youth Aliyah all these details are limiting circumstances…I cannot say beforehand whether they can be entered in Ben Shemen which is a costly arrangement…You must understand that the Youth Aliyah Movement is not a social service undertaking. It rather belongs in the category of immigration…If the mother has a regular employment, she will be expected to contribute to the care of the children, whether it be at Ben Shemen through the Youth Aliyah or in any place through the Vaad Leumi.” Double-matted and framed with a photo of Szold to an overall size of 18 x 15.5. In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, scattered creases and soiling, an area of dampstaining to the lower border, and show-through from postmark ink near the signature. The Youth Aliyah organization rescued thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis during World War II, with Szold overseeing their resettlement in Palestine in kibbutzim and youth villages. A remarkable wartime letter written as Szold struggled to use all possible resources. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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