New York: Office of Jewish Information, American Jewish Congress, 1946. First edition. Posters. Atlas folio. 24x18" or 24x 36". 4-part fold-out poster. Housed in a protective folder.
The poster can be broadly divided into two parts when folded out:
- The first side features a large spread, titled "News of the Month, June-July 1946", containing news headlines accompanied by bold and striking graphic illustrations, including photomontage, in b/w, red and pink. These are divided into 3 sections. On the left side, "What he Palestine Commission Recommended", states the eight recommendations of the aforementioned commission, each with own illustration in the style of satirical political cartoons along with a photomontage of images from Palestine at the bottom. The central column, titled "World News Digest", contains international news headlines and excerpts, from the U.S., London, Hungary, Germany and Jerusalem. Among the topics mentioned are the Ku Klux Klan, Jewish American soldiers, anti-Semitism in Europe, the Nuremberg trails, and Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (with a photo). A section to the right, titled "Newcomers to the U.S.A", discusses immigration of Jewish refugees to the America between 1933-1945 depicted with graphic illustrations. The contributions of Jewish refugees to the country during wartime and peacetime are displayed, as well as the failures to save more Jews from extermination during the war are condemned. The top of this section contains a powerful and emotional photographic image of refugees arriving in New York.
- The verso (on the left side) has a 19 3/4x 15" high quality b/w offset reproduction of the acclaimed painting "The Praying Jew" (aka "The Rabbi of Vitebsk", 1914) by famed Jewish artist Marc Chagall. To the right, opposite the image is a section of text about the painting and the artist, accompanied by a b/w photo-portrait of Chagall taken by portrait photographer Lotte Jacobi (4 3/4x4").
Poster with fold creases, a few closed tears, and a few minor chips along the edges. The upper left section of the Chagall painting is sunned. Poster in overall very good condition. Extremely scarce. In a folded state, protected by modern mylar. vg. Item #45788
* There are only two copies of this scarce publication on OCLC.