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Lot #    17073
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:36:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Yeshurun
Title (Hebrew)    ישורון
Author    [Only Ed. - Community] Yonah Weiss, editor
City    Sighet
Publisher    Kaufman
Publication Date    1947
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2] pp., 430:300 mm., age and use staining, creased on folds.
   An issue of a newspaper called Yeshurun, which calls itself an organ of the Central Brit Yeshurun in Romania. The articles are all in Yiddish and a prominent black box on the first page is in memory of those hanged by the British in Erez Israel.

Dov Groner: Arrested while attacking the British Police station in Ramat Gan. He was executed on April 16, 1947. Mordechai Elkachai, Eliezer Kshani: Arrested en route an operation to beat British officiers as retaliation for a whipping punishment inflicted by the British on an Etzel member. They were executed on April 16, 1947. Dov Rosenbaum (a false identity for Yechiel Dresner) born in Poland on October 13, 1922, to a religious Zionist family, which immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1933. He joined the Betar movement in Jerusalem at 13 and in 1940 he joined the Irgun. There he held many positions: first, in the intelligence service and then in the Fighting Force. Yehiel saw action many times, as a rank-and-file fighter and as commanding officer: including the attack on Lydda airbase; the assault on Yibne railway station and the attack on Ramat Gan police station.

On December 29, 1946 he was captured armed, together with Alkahi and Kashani, upon returning from an operation. They were tried before a military court and sentenced to death. At the time of his arrest, Dresner was commander of the Fighting Force at Petah Tivka, and was equipped with an identity card in the name of Dov Rosenbaum. It was under this name that he went to the gallows, on April 16, 1947 (together with Dov Gruner, Mordechai Alkehi and Eliezer Kashani) and the British and the general public remained unaware of his real identity. He was 25 when he was executed.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Rumania
History:    Checked
Other:    Zionism
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica