The Teheran Children Accuse: Original Documents and Full Story of the Seizure and Non-Religious Education of Refugee Children by the Jewish Agency in Palestine.

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 133
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The Teheran Children Accuse: Original Documents and Full Story of the Seizure and Non-Religious Education of Refugee Children by the Jewish Agency in Palestine.

Text in Hebrew text, with abstracts in English and Yiddish. pp. (2), 146, (12). Some staining. Unbound 8vo.

New York: The Jewish Voice 1944

Est: $300 - $500
PRICE REALIZED $450
In 1943, Polish Jewish children, whose parents had been exterminated in the Holocaust, arrived in Eretz Israel by way of Teheran, Iran - hence they became known as “the Teheran Children.” These children, who came from religiously observant homes were sent by the Jewish Agency to secular kibbutzim that left most of them bereft of their religious beliefs. Issued by the Agudath Israel of the United States and Canada the Introductory remarks to this ideological booklet begin with the line: “This is a document of shame.” Includes letters issued by Rabbis Eliezer Silver, Joseph Isaac Schneersohn, Ezekiel Abramsky, Abraham Mordecai Alter, Issar Zalman Meltzer, Isaac Ze’ev Soloveitchik, etc.