Anti-shirker Campaign Launched in Palestine; Ostracism Demanded
Menu JTA Search

Anti-shirker Campaign Launched in Palestine; Ostracism Demanded

Download PDF for this date

An anti-shirker campaign was launched here today with posters calling for economic, political and social ostracism for all who fail to sign up for some aspect of the war effort.

The posters, put out by the central Jewish committee engaged in spurring all-out mobilization of the community, called for the following sanctions to be applied against shirkers:

Dismissal from their jobs, ouster from political parties and professional associations and unions, ban on use of buses and other forms of public transportation, no admission to entertainments and refusal of all credits.

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