[Judaica]
She'arit Haple'atah Displaced Persons Archive
Places and dates vary although mostly Eastern Europe, 1940s. Approximately 200 titles in 240 volumes. Sizes and bindings vary. Condition varies. Please inquire about a full listing.

The items in this unique collection were printed for, and relate to, Jewish Displaced Persons who were living in camps in Eastern Europe between 1945 and 1949; they were called the She'arit Haple'atah-or "the surviving remnant." After their liberation from the Nazis in the spring of 1945, hundreds of thousands of Jews lived in camps-often former concentration camps or German army camps-that were run by the Allied authorities. The mission of the Displaced Persons camps was to repatriate people to their home countries. They also fulfilled a practical need for temporary shelters, providing food, clothing, medicine and transportation. The number of camps tapered off as people were repatriated; especially with the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Fohrenwald, in Germany, was the last camp to close, in 1957.

Estimate $100,000-150,000


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