May 19, 1934

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

Autograph Letter Signed
2 pages
SMC 782
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, Chaim Nachman 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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