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The 75th Anniversary of the Partition of Palestine

...Jewish population. In this letter to Orde and Lorna Wingate, Weizmann analyzes the faults of the Commission’s plans and accepts Orde’s offer to train guerilla troops — what would become...

Chaim Weizmann in 1943: “Nothing Short of a Miracle if We Do Get Something Out of this War”

Writing during World War Two, Chaim Weizmann assures Lorna Wingate that her husband Orde is on the mend after a bout of typhoid. In the interim, he comments that many...

Chaim Weizmann Analyzes British Partition Plans and Prerequisites for Statehood; Blasts American Jewry

Chaim Weizmann accepts Wingate’s offer to organize guerilla night squads to defend against Arab terrorism, analyzes the British Partition Plans, and blasts American Jewry – all in one letter....

Chaim Weizmann on the Jewish Brigade and Jewish State in 1944

Chaim Weizmann writes to Lorna Wingate, the widow of Major-General Orde Wingate, to tell her that the British government finally approved the creation of the Jewish Brigade. Weizmann’s feelings are...

Chaim Weizmann to Lorna Wingate on the Jewish Brigade: “There is No Shortcut to Jerusalem”

Chaim Weizmann tells Lorna Wingate that the Jewish Brigade, and future army, is a long game, and will come with hard work and fortitude.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill on Orde Wingate: A Man of Genius Who Might Have Become a Man of Destiny

On his way to the second Quebec conference, Winston Churchill remembers that a year ago, he, Orde, and Lorna Wingate were on their way to the first conference. Churchill offers...

Chaim Weizmann Agrees to Stand as Godfather to Orde Wingate’s Son

Chaim Weizmann agrees to stand as Godfather to the son of Major General Orde Wingate, Orde Jonathan Wingate.

Chaim Weizmann Writes to Orde Wingate’s Widow About Wingate’s Death and Memorial

Chaim Weizmann writes to Orde Wingate’s widow, Lorna, about the upcoming dates for a memorial service for her husband in the Great Synagogues in London and Jerusalem....

Chaim Weizmann to Orde Wingate’s Widow About a Memorial for Wingate at Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Writing to Lorna Wingate, the young widow of Orde Wingate, the British champion of the Jewish Zionist cause, Chaim Weizmann advises her about the political necessities in undertaking a memorial...
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