Los Angeles: Jewish People's Committee of Los Angeles, n.d (1941). Broadsheet, printed on both sides of single leaf, 9-1/4 X 12-1/4 inches. Folded once horizontally, fine. Item #204434
Rare bilingual broadsheet appeal to the Jewish community, printed in English and Yiddish, and quoting the statement from the Vilna Rabbinical Council, sent to the world August 26, 1941 via Moscow, begging for help after the nazi invasion, and praising the Russian Red Army and "our redeemer, Joseph Stalin." This sheet is slightly larger than one printed by the Daily Worker in New York, of which OCLC locates only a single copy. The summer of 1941 saw the mass executions of Lithuanian Jews by German einsatzkommano forces. This appeal emerged in the midst of the horror, and months before the U.S. entry into the war.