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Object ID

2019.2.119

Object Name

Envelope

Date

1944

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Description

Envelope with red, white, and blue border, blue square with "BY AIR MAIL PAR AVION" written in white on left side, four gray and purple stamps marked "UGANDA."

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:A number of African countries which were part of the British Empire- Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, and Southern Rhodesia- held “enemy aliens” who were foreign residents and refugees. Special Camp Gilgil, however, north of Nairobi, held political detainees who were members of the Palestinian Jewish underground, such as Irgun or Lehi members, who were militantly opposed to British rule in Palestine, and Arabs who would deny the right of Jews to enter Palestine. Double ring Gilgil cancel, cover addressed to what appears to be a D. Gurion, care of W. Goldberg in New York. Date indistinct.

Dimensions

3 x 6"

Keywords

Special Camp Gilgil, Enemy Aliens, Irgun, Lehi

Subcollection

1943-1945: Rescue, Aid and Liberation

Cover from Special Camp Gilgil in Kenya to New York

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