Ms. Lstters from Famous Jews for Palestine Museum
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Ms. Lstters from Famous Jews for Palestine Museum

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A large collection of manuscript letters and portraits of famous Jews will soon pass into the possession of the Jewish National Museum here. The collection includes altogether about 2,500 portraits and letters.

The letters were written by Mendele Mocher Seforim, Achad Ha’am, Lord Beaconsfield, Bialik, Berdiczewski, Sara Bernhardt, Ludwig Boerne, Cremisux, Rabbi Elijah Gaon of Wilna. Rabbi Akiba Eiger, Jehuda Leib Gerdon, Gambetta, Graets, Herzl, Heine, Gustav Landauer. Max Liebermann, Ferdinard Lassalle, Caesar Lombroso, Karl Marx, Gustav Mahler, Max Nordau, Arthur Schnitzler, Otto Weininger, etc.

It is intended to add to the exhibits continually. The collection was first placed on exhibition at the hall of the Zionist Congress in Carlsbed.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund