• Reference
      GB 133 GDN/145/42/301-400
  • Dates of Creation
      15 May-8 Jul 1942
  • Physical Description
      100 pieces

Scope and Content

The file contains materials concerning, Russia, Turkey, Germany, Libya, Egypt, France, Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine. It includes correspondence concerning German losses in Russia, a potential German invasion of Palestine, the continuing refugee crisis in Palestine, the mobilisation of Jewish manpower in Palestine and calls for a Jewish army to defend Palestine, negotiations of the post-war Russian frontier, the Anglo-Soviet treaty of 1942, communist propaganda in Egypt, and home security press conference briefings concerning the Baedeker Blitz. The file contains an interview with Alfred Nakash, the president of Lebanon, a letter from Chaim Weizmann to Sir Winston Churchill, an account of a meeting between Chaim Weizmann and Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, and reports on the treatment of Jews in Iraq, including an inquiry into the Farhud pogrom in Baghdad in June 1941.