May 19, 1934

Haim Bialik On the Persecutions of the Diaspora and the Determination to Make a Home in Zion

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An eloquent statement attesting that “the latest persecutions that have hit our People in the Diaspora like a flood have proven again clearly to the eyes of the world the justice of our national undertaking and its historical necessity.” Once again, Bialik affirms, “the hands of thousands of refugees from death and destruction knock on our doors” but now, with an iron will, a home will be made for them. Bialik thanks the brethren, “the builders of Zion in South Africa”, for their “amazing and encouraging participation in the expansion of our rebuilding.”

Autograph Letter Signed, apparently in Hebrew, transliterated into a European alphabet, 1 page, quarto, being the text of a telegram sent from Jaffa on May 19, 1934, to the South African Zionist Federation. Attached, recto and verso, are receipts from the Palestine Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones. The text itself bears transmittal documentation and a pink slash at center.

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Transcript

Palestine Posts, Telegraphs & Telephones

Telegram No. 10        E No. 108937
Received the sum of 6364 Mils
Address of telegram:  Zionfed, Johannesburg
Round rubber stamp: Jaffa 19 May 34
Signature of accepting officer: J. Haft  22 XI. 1934

To our brethren, the builders of Zion in South Africa
The latest persecutions that have hit our People in the diaspora like a flood have proven again clearly to the eyes of the world the justice of our national undertaking and its historical necessity.  Once again, the hands of thousands of refugees from death and destruction knock on our doors.  The cry of the hour now is the opening of the gates to the Land widely and the broadening of our strength to absorb them. Our national decision to prepare our life's home in the Land will not be rescinded because of any adversary or obstacle.  With an iron will we will overcome them all.   Your amazing and encouraging participation in the expansion of our rebuilding  is renewed evidence of this desire of yours.  With blessings of revival and rebuilding

CH.N. BIALIK


Leaheinu bonei Zion beafrika hadromit Hapuranuyot haachronot asher hissigu et ameinu bagola kashetef hochzefu shuv baalil beeinei haolam et tzidkath mifaleinu haleumi veet hechrachiiyuto hahistorith.  Al shaarei haaretz dofkim shuv rivevoth yadaiym shel plitei heress vechurban
Tzaakath hashaa hi achshav petichath shaarei haaretz livracha veharchavat koachklitata.  hachlatatenu haleumith bechonen lanu beit chayeinu baaretz lo tissog achor mipnei kol ssatan umichshol.  Birtzon barzel nachria etkulam.  Tehi na hishtatfutchem hanedira vehameumetzeth beharchavath binyaneinu eiduth hadascha beratzon ze.  Bebirchath hatechiya vehabinyan

CH. N. BIALIK

[2nd page]

This is a bill or receipt for 6.364 pounds [6 pounds and 364 mils] sterling issued by Keren Hayessod in payment of the Bialik telegram on the first page.