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Auction archive: Lot number 118

Photograph Album – Illegal Immigrants from the “Exodus” at a German Detention Camp / Refugees and DP Camps – Journalist Robert (Bob) Gary

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US$8,000 - US$12,000
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US$23,370
Auction archive: Lot number 118

Photograph Album – Illegal Immigrants from the “Exodus” at a German Detention Camp / Refugees and DP Camps – Journalist Robert (Bob) Gary

Opening
US$8,000 - US$12,000
Price realised:
US$23,370
Beschreibung:

Photograph album that belonged to journalist Robert (Bob) Gary, containing about 230 photographs documenting illegal immigrants to Palestine from the ship "Exodus" at a detention camp in Germany, and Holocaust survivors at displaced-persons camps and in various places in Germany.[Germany, 1947-1948]. Journalist Robert (Bob) Gary (1920-1987) was born in New York to Mina and Faivel Greenberg, who changed their surname to Gary immediately upon arriving in the U.S. from Romania in the early twentieth century. He studied at New York University, completing a B.A. in sociology and journalism. In early 1946 Gary was sent by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency to report from Germany after World War II. After reaching Munich he passed through displaced-persons camps, interviewed survivors and reported on the Nuremberg trials. While there, he befriended emissaries from Palestine and even himself smuggled weapons, money and immigrants. In 1947, after the British authorities refused to allow the immigrant ship "Exodus" to dock at Haifa and sent its passengers to Europe, Gary succeeded in boarding one of the deported ships using forged identity papers (apparently in Hamburg), in order to live with the immigrants and report on their condition. As indicated by the present album, Gary also accompanied the Exodus immigrants to temporary detention camps in North Germany. In 1948 Gary met his future wife, who was sent to serve as a kindergarten teacher in the DP camps. From that time and until the 1980s Gary worked as a journalist and spokesman. For additional information on him, see enclosed material, and the Wikipedia entry on Robert Gary [in Hebrew]. The album includes: * Photograph of a demonstration held in Hamburg. * Photograph of children and youth wearing hats embroidered with the inscription "Exodus 1947". * Photographs of daily life and activities at the detention camp in Hamburg (laundry, dancing and more). * Photograph of Exodus immigrants being led to trucks and trains (some stamped on the with the stamp "Pressebild u Illustrationen Litzmann - Hamburg"), and more. The album also contains many photographs documenting the DP camps, Jewish refugees throughout Germany, demonstrations and marches of Holocaust survivors (including personal photographs of Gary), illegal immigrant ships, and more; some are of a high photographic quality, but are not captioned or dated. In addition, the album contains three paper items: * A "certificate" of an "Exodus" deported immigrant, with the name and photograph of Robert Gary. Issued at the Pfaffendorf camp, with the signature of Mordecai Rosman (one of the leaders of the Exodus immigrants) and a short dedication in Yiddish. This forged certificate enabled Gary to join the immigrants and accompany them to the detention camps. * A Hamburg Dock Pass made out in Gary's name, as representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. * A "People's Service Center" card, blank, printed in Munich in 1948. Photograph size varies, 4.5X5.5 cm to 24X18 cm. Good condition. Some detached photographs. Cardboard album: 30.5X21.5 cm. Fair condition, cover loose and slightly worn. Torn spine.

Auction archive: Lot number 118
Auction:
Datum:
17 Oct 2017
Auction house:
Kedem Auction House Ltd.
King George st. 58
9242209 Jerusalem
Israel
[email protected]
+972 (0)77 5140223
+972 (0)2 9932048
Beschreibung:

Photograph album that belonged to journalist Robert (Bob) Gary, containing about 230 photographs documenting illegal immigrants to Palestine from the ship "Exodus" at a detention camp in Germany, and Holocaust survivors at displaced-persons camps and in various places in Germany.[Germany, 1947-1948]. Journalist Robert (Bob) Gary (1920-1987) was born in New York to Mina and Faivel Greenberg, who changed their surname to Gary immediately upon arriving in the U.S. from Romania in the early twentieth century. He studied at New York University, completing a B.A. in sociology and journalism. In early 1946 Gary was sent by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency to report from Germany after World War II. After reaching Munich he passed through displaced-persons camps, interviewed survivors and reported on the Nuremberg trials. While there, he befriended emissaries from Palestine and even himself smuggled weapons, money and immigrants. In 1947, after the British authorities refused to allow the immigrant ship "Exodus" to dock at Haifa and sent its passengers to Europe, Gary succeeded in boarding one of the deported ships using forged identity papers (apparently in Hamburg), in order to live with the immigrants and report on their condition. As indicated by the present album, Gary also accompanied the Exodus immigrants to temporary detention camps in North Germany. In 1948 Gary met his future wife, who was sent to serve as a kindergarten teacher in the DP camps. From that time and until the 1980s Gary worked as a journalist and spokesman. For additional information on him, see enclosed material, and the Wikipedia entry on Robert Gary [in Hebrew]. The album includes: * Photograph of a demonstration held in Hamburg. * Photograph of children and youth wearing hats embroidered with the inscription "Exodus 1947". * Photographs of daily life and activities at the detention camp in Hamburg (laundry, dancing and more). * Photograph of Exodus immigrants being led to trucks and trains (some stamped on the with the stamp "Pressebild u Illustrationen Litzmann - Hamburg"), and more. The album also contains many photographs documenting the DP camps, Jewish refugees throughout Germany, demonstrations and marches of Holocaust survivors (including personal photographs of Gary), illegal immigrant ships, and more; some are of a high photographic quality, but are not captioned or dated. In addition, the album contains three paper items: * A "certificate" of an "Exodus" deported immigrant, with the name and photograph of Robert Gary. Issued at the Pfaffendorf camp, with the signature of Mordecai Rosman (one of the leaders of the Exodus immigrants) and a short dedication in Yiddish. This forged certificate enabled Gary to join the immigrants and accompany them to the detention camps. * A Hamburg Dock Pass made out in Gary's name, as representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. * A "People's Service Center" card, blank, printed in Munich in 1948. Photograph size varies, 4.5X5.5 cm to 24X18 cm. Good condition. Some detached photographs. Cardboard album: 30.5X21.5 cm. Fair condition, cover loose and slightly worn. Torn spine.

Auction archive: Lot number 118
Auction:
Datum:
17 Oct 2017
Auction house:
Kedem Auction House Ltd.
King George st. 58
9242209 Jerusalem
Israel
[email protected]
+972 (0)77 5140223
+972 (0)2 9932048
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