Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Bit of Mandate History

Here is the Makor Rishon item, reporting on the fact that the Menachem Begin Heritage Center received a cloth banner that had been strung up on wires over Tel Aviv streets back in 1946.

The banner, made out of what appears to be sheet material, was taken by a British soldier and upon his death, his daughter bequeathed it to a Dr. Michael Bloch living in Germany who then passed it on to the Center.

The newspaper item shows the original picture taken actually by an Irgun activist and the banner today. That's me on the left and Rami Shtivi of the Archives on the right.

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