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Object ID

2015.2.183

Object Name

Magazine

Date

1941

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Description

Cover with illustations of six faces, including a baby, woman hugging baby, old man with white mustache, young boy in cap, young girl with brown hair, old woman with white hair. HIAS in left upper corner in white with red background.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

HIAS (Hebrew Sheltering and Immigration Aid Society), based in New York, was an organization focused on helping Jewish immigrants migrate to the United States where they would be assisted with food, shelter, and employment. This magazine was used to solicit funding from Americans sympathetic to the plight of European Jews trapped in Europe, attempting to arrange passage for as many Jews as possible. HIAS' crusade on bhealf of Jews continued after the war, advocating for Jews in Displaced Persons camps. Along with Dorothy Thompson's brilliant essay on anti-Semitism, testimonials are given by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the mayor of New York City, and the Governor of New York State.

Dimensions

14 x 10 3/4"

Keywords

Hebrew Sheltering and Immigration Aid Society, New York, Displaced Persons

HIAS [Hebrew Sheltering and Immigration Aid Society]

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