Winner's Unlimited - No. 101

Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz Israel and Zionism

July 19, 2017
Opening $100
Estimate $200 - $400

* A letter sent by a man named Chagai Lev on September 1 1946 from the detention camp cambal Asamara.

In the letter, the detainee recounts a change of authority in the camp between the British and the Sudanese: "Something occurred in the camp today which caused everyone great aggravation. Suddenly, with advanced notice of three hours, the British rule was replaced with our old Sudanese rule. A week ago, street fights broke out in the city of Asmara between children and the Sudanese army in which one Sudanese was killed. In revenge - vehicles with armed Sudanese entered the city streets and carried out a carnage. Four children were murdered. Sixteen children and ten Italians were injured... Now the British forces have been sent to protect the city and we have been given the band of murderers as our "guards"...". In the center of the letter is a rectangular cut-out of one line done by the British censor who checked the letters before they were sent to Israel. The writer also requests that his family send him Jewish newspapers in various languages to the camp. [1] leaf. 16x20 cm. Folding marks. Fine condition.

* An additional letter from the same person when he was in the military hospital in Khartoum for a medical examination, dated 11 June 1945. "Forgive me for the delay and the haste in the letter. I have just got off the train after a tiring journey of a day and a night through a 700 km. desert...". [1] leaf, 12x20 cm. Folding marks. Fine condition.

The original envelope in which the letters were sent is enclosed [both have Palestinian stamps, one envelope is torn in the middle].

Fine condition.

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