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
Hed HaMachaneh - Platoon no. 4 of the Eretz-Yisraeli Infantry. 1943
Sold for: $120
$150 - $250
Auction house commission: 22%
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Jewish Brigade Hed HaMachaneh bulletin - the Eretz-Yisraeli infantry, Tevet 1943 - apparently the only booklet published. Stencil print with illustrations. Name of publisher not indicated.
The title page has an impressive illustration of a Jewish soldier with a star of David on his arm standing with a drawn gun and a swastika at his feet. There is also extensive reference to the Nazi enemy and the role of the Hebrew soldiers: "The reports of the atrocities against the Jewish communities in the occupied countries which have just reached us, atrocities with no precedent in the 2000 years of our exile which have been saturated with slaughter and humiliation, reveal with terrible cruelty the reason for our recruitment ... and who among us won't say today, while our brothers who are slaughtered methodically and with devices of the cultured man and with the cruelty of the predatory animal, scream to us - remember and avenge! ... There will be no purpose in our screams to the Allies and no truth or consistency in the rage and mourning of the yishuv, if we do not stream by the thousands to the battalions to avenge the blood, to rescue what can still be rescued ..."
60,  page. Tears in the spine, fine condition.