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Minutes of a meeting of World Jewish Congress representatives from Czechoslovakia and Poland held in New York in September 1941, USHMM, C-11 03, World Jewish Congress, Advisory Council on European Jewish Affairs, 1941–1943.

In February 1940, Edward Raczyński, the ambassador of the Polish government-in-exile in London, stated that there would need to be a large-scale emigration of Jews from Poland after the war. At around the same time, Edvard Beneš, president of the Czechoslovak government-in-exile, shared similar ideas.

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The Benin House around 1947 © Courtesy of Dana Sokoletsky.

On the corner of Rothschild Boulevard and Nachlat Binyamin Street in downtown Tel Aviv stands an office building: the Benin House. Dwarfed today by skyscrapers, in its day it was an urban landmark, built in the International Style by architect Zaki Chelouche.

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Consul Chaim Yahil greeted by children of Traunstein DP camp. Published in: Das Wort, 8 April 1949, page 4. The Central Zionist Archives, A382/1.

​On the afternoon of May 14, 1948, while the People’s Council headed by David Ben-Gurion convened in Tel Aviv to declare the establishment of the State of Israel, members of the »Palestinian Delegation to the Surviving Remnant [of European Jewry]« gathered around radios at the Jewish Agency’s headquarters in Möhlstraße in Munich to listen to this declaration.

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Brief von Hannah Arendt an Käte Hamburger, 21. Juni 1971. © Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, A: Hamburger 91.4.539. Mit freundlicher Genehmigung des Deutschen Literaturarchivs Marbach und Georges Borchardt, Inc.

Nachdem Hannah Arendt im Frühjahr 1971 die kleine Schrift »Rahel und Goethe« gelesen hatte, schrieb sie an die Verfasserin, die 1956 aus dem schwedischen Exil in die Bundesrepublik zurückgekehrte Literaturwissenschaftlerin Käte Hamburger, einen empörten Brief.

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