Auction 112 Eretz Israel and Zionism, Anti-semitism, World War II and refugees, Postcards and Photographs, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes
Monday, 21.1.19 (Your local time)
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LOT 14:

Interesting Letter from Moshe Sharett, 1954

Sold for: $120
Start price:
$ 120
Estimated price:
$300 - $400
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Personal letter handwritten and signed by Moshe Sharett, addressed to Mr. Moshe Keren. 31/10/1954. In the letter, Sharett candidly writes interesting things about himself in old age - that his flight from blessings and honor is what sweetens his old age:

"The sadness which has descended upon me as I have reached such an old age has been much sweetened by my success in avoiding the empty noise of blessings and honors. At the same time, the quiet blessing of true good friends is dear to me, so your honest words have brought me joy. Yours, Moshe Sharett.

Sharett served as prime minister of Israel for about two years 1953-1955. Sharett's short term as prime minister was characterized by his weakness. Ben-Gurion's influence was hard on him, and this remained unchanged even when he vacated his place as prime minister and settled in Sde Boker.

[1] Prime Minister Sharett's official leaf. 17x21 cm. Fold mark. Very fine condition.