• Reference
      GB 133 GDN/145/43/1-61
  • Dates of Creation
      28 Jan-22 Dec 1943
  • Physical Description
      61 pieces

Scope and Content

The file contains correspondence relating to the Middle East, primarily Palestine. It contains materials concerning the defence of Palestine, plans for the post-war agricultural and industrial development of Palestine, negotiations for the prospective borders of a Jewish state, and reactions to the trials of Eliahu Sacharov, Abraham Rachlin, and Leib Sirkin, who were convicted of running a Jewish arms trade in Palestine. The file also contains materials concerning Lebanese elections and demographic estimates in Lebanon, continuing Jewish immigration to Palestine, Jewish deportees in Mauritius, Jews in Germany, Greece, Poland, and the Netherlands, and Jews liberated from concentration camps. The file contains an account of a meeting with Oliver Stanley, Secretary of State for the Colonies.