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Object ID

2021.1.73

Object Name

Label

Date

1946

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Description

Four dark blue stamps depicting a man, Mordechai Anielewicz. Hebrew text along all four borders.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Mordechai Anielewicz was founder and commander of the Jewish Combat Organization (ZOB) in the warsaw Ghetto Uprising, who died at 24 fighting the Germans. A socialist-Zionist, he understood Germany’s intentions to liquidate the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto and he refused to submit passively to their intentions. While political differences in the Ghetto led to fragmentation, Anielewicz as able to create an alliance of the many different groups in the Ghetto. They were able to secure weapons and ammunition, but it was hardly enough to stand up to the Germans. They nevertheless held them off for 30 days and refused to surrender. Fighting ended May 16 1943: 7000 Jews were murdered, the remainder sent to concentration camps. The Warsaw uprising became an important symbol of Jewish armed resistance in the Holocaust.

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 2 3/4"

Subcollection

Label, Philatelic

Provisional Label/Stamp Used During the Period Between British Mandate and Beginning of Jewish State

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