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Object ID

2019.2.263

Object Name

Letter

Date

5-19-1957

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Description

Single-spaced, double-sided typewritten letter with 'Seiner Eminenz' at top left and signature at lower right. Related item: 2019.2.262

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was a Palestinian Arab nationalist and Muslim leader in Palestine under the British Mandate. He promoted Islam and rallied Arabs against Zionism. He collaborated with Germany and Italy, seeing the Axis powers as the means to secure Arab independence and kill Jews. He made propagandistic radio broadcasts and helped the Nazis recruit Bosnian Muslims for volunteer units to be part of the Waffen-SS. He was instrumental after the war in establishing an all Palestine government, which was eventually dissolved by Egypt’s Nasser. This letter to Fuchs thanks him for writing an article supportive of the Arab patriots.

Dimensions

7 x 8 1/4"

Keywords

Amin Al-Husseini

Subcollection

1945 - Present: Post-Holocaust Commemoration & Revitalization: Displaced Person Camps; Refugees and Emigration; Postwar Trials; Israel Statehood

Signed Letter to Muhammed Amin Al-Husseini from Fritz Fuchs

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