AUCTION 22 | Tuesday, January 27th, 2004 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art Including Holy Land Maps, Illustrated Books, Photography and Graphic Art from The Collection of Daniel M. Friedenberg of Greenwich, Conn

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Lot 228


Collection of papers of the late political leader and activist Meir Kahane. Several hundred pamphlets, clippings, broadsides, newsletters, memoranda, agendas etc. relating to the activities of the Jewish Defense League and Kach - as well as earlier material relating to Ze'ev Jabotinsky


Est: $3,000 - $4,000
Memorabilia entrusted by the late founder and leader of the Kach movement and former Knesset member Rabbi Meir Kahane to a close friend at the conclusion of a summer leadership training program in 1972. Includes a book of poems by Kahane's hero,Yaïr, nomme de guerre of Abraham Stern, martyred founder of LeHI (Lohamei Herut Israel/Freedom Fighters of Israel, referred to by the British as “the Stern Gang”) published in 1950, and some manifestos in English distributed by EZeL (Irgun Zeva'i Le'umi or simply “the Irgun”) as warnings to the British occupiers. In addition, there are invaluable documents that trace the ideological development and early activities of Rabbi Meir Kahane and his Jewish Defense League, including its harassment of Russian diplomats around the world, which many believe was instrumental in bringing about Jewish emigration from the former Soviet Union. A LARGE AND VARIED ARCHIVE. MUST BE SEEN