Item 277511. THE TEHERAN [SIC] CHILDREN ACCUSE. YALDE TEHERAN MA'ASHIMIM: ODOT GEZEL HA-NESHAMOT HA-NA'ASEH 'AL-YEDE HA-"SOKHNUT HA-YEHUDIT" BE-ERETS YISRAEL [TEHRAN]
Item 277511. THE TEHERAN [SIC] CHILDREN ACCUSE. YALDE TEHERAN MA'ASHIMIM: ODOT GEZEL HA-NESHAMOT HA-NA'ASEH 'AL-YEDE HA-"SOKHNUT HA-YEHUDIT" BE-ERETS YISRAEL [TEHRAN]

THE TEHERAN [SIC] CHILDREN ACCUSE. YALDE TEHERAN MA'ASHIMIM: ODOT GEZEL HA-NESHAMOT HA-NA'ASEH 'AL-YEDE HA-"SOKHNUT HA-YEHUDIT" BE-ERETS YISRAEL [TEHRAN] ילדי טיהרן מאשימים : אדות גזל הנשמות הנעשה על־ידי ה״סוכנות היהודית״ בארץ־ישראל.

Nyu York [New York]: Jewish Voice (Idishe Shtime), 1944. Item #42801

1st edition. Original Publisher’s Printed Orange Wraps. 8vo. 146, [12] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with Yiddish and English introductions. Added title page: “The Teheran Children Accuse; Original Documents and Full Story of the Seizure and Non-Religious Education of Refugee Children by the Jewish Agency in Palestine.”
Controversial polemic by the Agudat Israel against the Jewish Agency for Palestine and its policy of integrating orphaned refugee children into secular Palestine.
In 1943, Polish Jewish children, whose parents had been exterminated in the Holocaust, arrived in Palestine by way of Teheran, Iran - hence they became known as “the Teheran Children. ” These children, who came from religiously observant homes were sent by the Jewish Agency to secular kibbutzim that left most of them without further training in Religious Judaism.
Issued by the Agudath Israel of the United States and Canada, the Introductory remarks to this ideological booklet begin with the line: “This is a document of shame. ” Includes letters issued by Rabbis Eliezer Silver, Joseph Isaac Schneersohn, Ezekiel Abramsky, Abraham Mordecai Alter, Issar Zalman Meltzer, Isaac Ze’ev Soloveitchik, etc.
A copy sold for over USD 550 at auction in 2014.
SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Education -- Palestine. World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees. -- Children. Juifs -- E´ducation -- Palestine. Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Re´fugie´s. -- Enfants. Middle East -- Palestine. OCLC: 13066880. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings, Large stamp across English title page, otherwise Very Good Condition (Holo2-121-10).

Price: $550.00