First EditionCollection on militant Jewish activism during World War II. All in good to very good condition. Includes a recruiting pamphlet for the Jewish Brigade, a photograph showing the Jewish Brigade in military uniform, including both men and women, and a pamphlet in polish on the Warsaw Uprising from 1944:
Jewish Brigade Soldiers at holiday feast. Original Photo. Circa 1944-1946. Black and white. 9.5" x 7" inches. Shows a mess hall with both men and women in uniform enjoying their meal. Two flags with the Star of David hang on the wall, as well as a poster with Hebrew letters. The Jewish Infantry Brigade Group was a military formation of the British Army in the Second World War. It was formed in late 1944 and was recruited among Yishuv Jews from Mandatory Palestine and commanded by Anglo-Jewish officers. It served in the latter stages of the Italian Campaign. After the war, some members of the Brigade assisted Holocaust survivors to emigrate to Palestine as part of Aliyah Bet, in defiance of British restrictions. Some creasing. Overall in good condition.
Anglo-American Committee for A Jewish Army. "Committee for A Jewish Army of Stateless Refugee and Palestinian Jews and the Jewish Brigade Group." London: Caledonian Press, 1944. Original pictorial wrappers showing a solder with a star of david on his helmet, brandishing a rifle. Underneath him are the victims of the holocaust, including babies, women, and old men. Subtitled "To those of my people who fight for the right to die with their boots on-- my pride, my love, my devotion...." Octavo, 20 pages. Includes messages of support to the Brigade from Parliament, advertisements, and a list of Jewish Army Committee publications. First edition. Clean and fresh. In very good condition.
MARK, B. "Powstanie W Ghetcie Warszawkiem [The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising]. Moscow/Moskwa: 1944. Original pictorial wrapper showing a fist raised, holding a gun. Text in polish. 4.5" x 6.5". Wrappers fragile. Small tears and ink marks to title page and front free endpaper. Interior toned but generally clean. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was the 1943 act of Jewish resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto in German-occupied Poland during World War II to oppose Nazi Germany's final effort to transport the remaining ghetto population to Majdanek and Treblinka death camps. The remaining Jews began to build bunkers and smuggle weapons and explosives into the ghetto. The left-wing Jewish Combat Organization (ŻOB) and right-wing Jewish Military Union (ŻZW) formed and began to train. A small resistance effort to another roundup in January 1943 was partially successful and spurred Polish resistance groups to support the Jews in earnest. The uprising started on April 19th, when the ghetto refused to surrender to the police commander SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Stroop, who ordered the burning of the ghetto, block by block, ending on 16 May. A total of 13,000 Jews were killed, about half of them burnt alive or suffocated. It was the largest single revolt by Jews during World War II. The Jews knew that the uprising was doomed and their survival was unlikely. Marek Edelman, the only surviving ŻOB commander, said their inspiration to fight was "not to allow the Germans alone to pick the time and place of our deaths". This pamphlet on the resistance was published a mere year after the events it recounts.