Guide to the MACHAL [Mitnadvei Hutz LaAretz] and Aliyah Bet Records,
undated, 1930-2010

I-501

Finding Aid by Michael D. Montalbano

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Michael D. Montalbano in October 21, 2010. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: MACHAL [Mitnadvei Hutz LaAretz] and Aliyah Bet
Title: MACHAL [Mitnadvei Hutz LaAretz] and Aliyah Bet Records
Dates:undated, 1930-2010
Abstract: The MACHAL, the acronym for “mitnadvei hutz laAretz” ("Volunteers from Abroad"), consisted of about 3500 men and women from over 40 countries from a variety of social and religious backgrounds who volunteered to fight for the establishment of Israel. This collection is unique in that it deals specifically with the experience of MACHAL and Aliyah Bet volunteers from Canada and the United States and others living in the United States. The collections consists of files on 500 volunteers, over 2000 original and reproduction photographs, numerous audio-visual material, books, manuscripts, and memoirs.
Languages: The collection is in English, French, and Hebrew.
Quantity: 21.5 linear feet (43 manuscript boxes).
Identification: I-501
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

The establishment of the Jewish state of Israel in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-49 happened with the assistance of the MACHAL, war veterans from around the world giving military assistance, and Aliyah Bet, the illegal immigration of thousands of Jewish refugees from Europe to Israel. These organizations provided the necessary logistical and personnel support to win the war.

The MACHAL, the acronym for “mitnadvei hutz laAretz” or "volunteers from abroad", consisted of about 3500 men and women from over 40 countries from a variety of social and religious backgrounds who volunteered to fight for Israel in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. Many of these volunteers came from Canada and the United States and provided service in all aspects of military operations; the majority however, applied their experience in the air. The American and Canadian contingent of MACHAL formed the core of the Israeli Air Force. These volunteers not only brought their fighting and technical experience and expertise to pilot and maintain the aircraft, but also their connections to suppliers of planes, parts, munitions. The volunteers also trained others to pilot and maintain the aircraft essential to keeping the Air Force aloft. Other volunteers from Canada and the United States applied assisted in other areas, such as, artillery, intelligence gathering, logistics, medicine, naval operations, tactical planning, and numerous other military specialties gained from their experiences in World War II; experiences that the Palestinian Jews did not have.

Prior to and during the war, many volunteers also assisted Israel by serving as crew on the many transport ships that brought Jewish refugees out of Europe against the British restrictions on immigration to Palestine. These illegal transports of immigrants, known as the Aliyah Bet were often conducted in hazardous conditions and threats from British patrols.

This collection was assembled under the auspices of MACHAL volunteer and scholar Ralph Lowenstein. Lowenstein, a member of the American Veterans of Israel (AVI), served in the 79th Armored Battalion of the 7th Brigade, Israeli Army from August to December of 1948. While serving as the dean of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications he realized that many of the volunteers with whom he had served would die and little to no effort had been made to gather information about their backgrounds and service in the cause of Israel. Using mailing lists from AVI he started to collect information on some 400 volunteers with a 52 question survey to the veterans of Aliyah Bet, specifically those people who served on the 12 American owned ships, and MACHAL and the roughly 100 volunteers who served in both. The volunteers responded to his questionnaire and also sent copies of memoirs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, various audio-visual materials, and other documents. Ralph Lowenstein, with the help of Samuel Klausner, Simon Spiegelman, David Kaplan, Elihu Bergman, Jason Fenton, David Hanovice, Eddy Kaplansky, and Yael Herbsman produced this collection. In 2005, with donations from many contributors, Lowenstein established a museum and website dedicated to the volunteers.

Sources:
The Aliyah Bet and MACHAL Virtual Museum http://israelvets.com/story_aliyahbet_machal.html.
Markovitzky, Yaacov. MACHAL: Overseas Volunteers in Israel's War of Independence. Tel Aviv: Ministry of Education, Israel Information Center, Publication Service, 2007. Found at http://www.mahal-idf-volunteers.org/about/Machal.pdf.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection is unique in that it deals specifically with the experience of MACHAL and Aliyah Bet volunteers from Canada and the United States and those that eventually settled in the United States but were born elsewhere. The collection consists of files on 500 volunteers, over 2000 original and reproduction photographs, numerous audio-visual material, books, manuscripts, and memoirs.

Series I: AVI Officials and MACHAL/AVI General, documents the work of the organizational officers of the American Veterans for Israel. The series has been divided into five subseries according to office and record type. The first two subseries contain the clippings, correspondence, and records of the presidents and vice-presidents of AVI. Sub-Series 3, contains the correspondence of Michel Finegood, a Canadian MACHAL and Aliyah Bet recruiter as he collected and conducted research into the stories of MACHAL and Aliyah Bet volunteers. Sub-Series 4, documents the general files of MACHAL and AVI, of note are the newsletters sent out to members and the indexes of those newsletters. Sub-Series 5: Miscellaneous Papers, contains a variety of documents from affiliated sources that deal with issues surrounding the Aliyah Bet and the establishment of the state of Israel. The material in the folder titled Kfar Blum Archives is comprised of copies of material found in their archives relating to volunteers who served during the war either at the kibbutz or in the army. This material was given to Ralph Lowenstein but he was unable to further research the names and events identified. The material related to the Weiss Brothers documents the assistance given by Ralph Lowenstein to Craig and Jeffrey Weiss, authors of I am My Brother’s Keeper, and includes their research and correspondence.

In Series II: MACHAL, chronicles the lives of North American MACHAL members and their activities in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. The sub-series have been created topically and from nation of origin of the volunteers. The material in the series includes questionnaires, correspondence, interview transcripts, clippings, and some photographs.

Series III: Aliyah Bet, is comprised of information from and about the volunteers of the Aliyah Bet from the United States and Canada. It contains questionnaires, correspondence, interview transcripts, clippings, and some photographs. The third subseries documents the various ships and their crew that were used in the illegal transport of volunteers and others to Israel.

In Series IV: Volunteers other than Aliyah Bet or MACHAL, documents the lives volunteers in organizations or groups outside MACHAL or Aliyah Bet, who volunteered and helped Israel before and after the war, by coming to Israel or by acquiring materials for Israel during the war.

The efforts of MACHAL and Aliyah Bet veterans and volunteers to tell there story through books and memoirs can be found in Series V: Books and Memoirs. While Series VI: Audiovisual Material, includes interviews on audiocassettes of volunteers and various video recordings of reunions, television shows, theatrical performances documenting the MACHAL and Aliyah Bet experience.

Finally, Series VII: Photographs, consists of images, some original, but many reproductions, of MACHAL and Aliyah Bet volunteers from the time they volunteered through the various reunions and memorials given for their comrades.

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Arrangement

Ralph Lowenstein created the collection’s initial arrangement, especially the material pertaining to the survey. Librarian Yael Herbsman provided additional organization in creating the various series and sub-series and a cross-reference to other material found in the collection.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

This collection contains audiovisual or electronic media that requires special equipment to access. Please notify reference staff at reference@ajhs.org 24 hours in advance of needing access.

Use Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility. For more information, contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email:  reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

In addition to the numerous books and memoirs written by the MACHAL and Aliyah Bet volunteers whose works can be found in this collection. Some noteworthy websites dedicated to MACHAL and Aliyah Bet are:

Ralph Lowenstein's MACHAL and Aliyah Bet Virtual Museum found at http://www.israelvets.com/.
And the organization website of World MACHAL found at http://www.machal.org.il/.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); MACHAL [Mitnadvei Hutz LaAretz] and Aliyah Bet Records; I-501; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Access Points

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Container List

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: AVI Officers and MACHAL/AVI General, undated, 1948-2010

The series is in English and Hebrew.
3.75 linear feet (7 manuscript boxes 3 folders). Box 1, Folder 1 to Box 8, Folder 4.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged into five sub-series. These sub-series are organized according to the origin of the records they maintain.

Scope and Content:

Series 1: AVI Officials and MACHAL/AVI General, documents the work of the organizational officers of the American Veterans for Israel. The series has been divided into five sub-series according to office and record type. The first two sub-series contain the clippings, correspondence, and records of the president and vice-president of AVI. Sub-series 3 contain the correspondence of Michel Finegood, a Canadian MACHAL and Aliyah Bet recruiter as he collected and conducted research into the stories of MACHAL and Aliyah Bet volunteers. Sub-series 4 documents the general files of MACHAL and AVI, of note are the newsletters sent out to members and the indexes of those newsletters. Sub-Series 5: Miscellaneous Papers contains a variety of documents from affiliated sources that deal with issues surrounding the Aliyah Bet and the establishment of the state of Israel. The material in the Kfar Blum Archives folder is comprised of copies of material found in their archives relating to volunteers who served during the war either at the kibbutz or in the army. This material was given to Ralph Lowenstein but he was unable to further research the names and events identified. The material related to the Weiss Brothers documents the assistance given by Ralph Lowenstein to Craig and Jeffrey Weiss, authors of I am My Brother’s Keeper, and includes their research and correspondence.

Sub-Series 1: Presidents, 1954-2003

2.0 linear feet (4 manuscript boxes). Box 1, Folder 1 to Box 4, Folder 6.
Arrangement:

The folders are arranged alphabetically by last name of each president.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains an incomplete list and records of AVI (American Veterans for Israel) past presidents (1950-2003); Correspondence, obituaries, newspapers clips, rosters, meetings, non MACHAL volunteers, stories of events and or volunteers, memorial services, articles about the volunteers, MACHAL trips to Israel, MACHAL West and, Board meetings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Bergman, Elihu 2000-2002 request_box
1 2 Eisner, Harry R. 1968-1998 request_box
1 3 Eisner, Harry R. 1986-1998 request_box
1 4 Heckelman, Joseph 1954-1990 request_box
1 5 Heckelman, Joseph 1990-2000 request_box
1 6 Kaye, Paul (1 of 2) 1992-1993 request_box
1 7 Kaye, Paul (2 of 2) 1992-1993 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 1 Kaye, Paul - MACHAL Trip to Israel 1992-1993 request_box
2 2 Klausner, Sam 1965-2000 request_box
2 3 Klausner, Sam 1985-2002 request_box
2 4 Klausner, Sam 1988-1999 request_box
2 5 Klausner, Sam 1994-2002 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 1 Klausner, Sam 1997-2000 request_box
3 2 Klausner, Sam 1998-2001 request_box
3 3 Rabinovich, Sidney 1966-1970 request_box
3 4 Rabinovich, Sidney 1975-2003 request_box
3 5 Spiegelman, Simon 1990-1999 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1 Spiegelman, Simon 1993-1994 request_box
4 2 Spiegelman, Simon 1999-2001 request_box
4 3 Spiegelman, Simon 2001-2002 request_box
4 4 Spiegelman, Simon - Board Meetings 2000-2001 request_box
4 5 Spiegelman, Simon - Phil Blazer, Aliyah Bet Roster 2001 request_box
4 6 Sprinzeles, Lola 1987-2003 request_box

Sub-Series 2: Vice Presidents, 1983-2001

0.25 linear feet (1 manuscript and 2 folders). Box 4, Folder 7 to Box 5, Folder 8.
Arrangement:

This subseries has been arranged in chronological order by date of oldest material.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains David Kaplan’s papers. David Kaplan was on the AVI Executive Board and served as Vice President of AVI (2001). The papers include Minutes of Executive Board Meeting, Correspondence, and Newspaper clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 7 Kaplan, David 1983-2001 request_box
4 8 Kaplan, David 1986-2000 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 Kaplan, David 1992-1999 request_box
5 2 Kaplan, David 1998 request_box
5 3 Kaplan, David 1998-2001 request_box
5 4 Kaplan, David 1999 request_box
5 5 Kaplan, David 2000 request_box
5 6 Kaplan, David (Jewish National Fund) 1998-2000 request_box
5 7 Kaplan, David (MACHAL Reunion) 1998 request_box
5 8 Kaplan, David (MACHAL West) 1998 request_box

Sub-Series 3: Michel Finegood Correspondence, 1986-1993

0.0 linear feet (1 folder). Box 6, Folder 1.
Scope and Content:

Michel Finegood served as a recruiter for MACHAL in Canada. Having served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II he actively sought out pilots and aircrews to join Israel’s Air Force. Following the war Michel sought out and interviewed many MACHAL and Aliyah Bet volunteers for a book he intended to write. Many of these interviews can be found in transcript form throughout the collection with the interview recordings found below in Series VI: Sub-Series 1 – Audiovisual Materials: Audiocassettes. Prior to his death in 1995, he donated his research to Ralph Lowenstein for the MACHAL and Aliyah Bet Virtual Museum. This subseries contains the correspondence of Michel Finegood and others during the course of his research.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1 Finegood, Michel - Correspondence 1986-1993 request_box

Sub-Series 4: MACHAL / AVI – General, undated, 1963-2010

1.0 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes). Box 6, Folder 2 to Box 7, Folder 7.
Arrangement:

This sub-series is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title and chronologically by extent of material.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains materials that deal with MACHAL and its history, and includes correspondence, AVI administrative records and also an incomplete collection of the AVI Newsletter in physical form and digitally on 2 CD-ROMs.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 2 AVI Newsletters 1963-1977 request_box
6 3 AVI Newsletters 1980-1989 request_box
6 4 AVI Newsletters 1990-1999 request_box
6 5 AVI Newsletters 2000-2008 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 6 AVI Newsletters and Indexes on 2 CD-ROM undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 1 MACHAL / AVI - General 1973-2004 request_box
7 2 MACHAL / AVI - General 1990-2005 request_box
7 3 MACHAL / AVI - General 1993-2005 request_box
7 4 MACHAL / AVI - General 1994-2010 request_box
7 5 MACHAL / AVI - General 1997-2008 request_box
7 6 MACHAL / AVI - General 1998-2008 request_box
7 7 MACHAL West Newsletters 1996-2001 request_box

Sub-Series 5: Miscellaneous Papers, undated, 1948-1994

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box). Box 8, Folder 1 to Box 8, Folder 4.
Arrangement:

The subseries has been arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains a variety of documents from affiliated sources that deal with issues surrounding the Aliyah Bet and the establishment of the state of Israel. The material in the Kfar Blum Archives is comprised of copies of material found in their archives relating to volunteers who served during the war either at the kibbutz or in the army. This material was given to Ralph Lowenstein but he was unable to further research the names and events identified. The material related to the Weiss Brothers documents the assistance given by Ralph Lowenstein to Craig and Jeffrey Weiss, authors of I am My Brother’s Keeper, and includes their research and correspondence.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 1 Kfar Blum Archives 1948-1985 request_box
8 2 MACHAL - Weiss Brothers Research 1948-1994 request_box
8 3 Magazines (includes 3 issues of "Frontline" from 1949, and a number of Hebrew magazines from 1950) 1949-1950 request_box
8 4 Museum Rosters undated request_box
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Series II: MACHAL, undated, 1930-2010

The series is in English, French and, Hebrew.
7.5 linear feet (13 manuscript boxes and 8 folders). Box 8, Folder 5 to Box 21, Folder 28.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged into seven sub-series.

Scope and Content:

This series documents the lives of MACHAL members, mostly from the United States and Canada, and their activities in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. The subseries have been created topically and from nation of origin of the volunteers. The material in the series includes questionnaires, correspondence, interview transcripts, clippings, and some photographs.

Sub-Series 1: MACHAL - US, undated, 1930-2010

The series is in English, French and, Hebrew.
4.25 linear feet (8.5 manuscript boxes). Box 8, Folder 5 to Box 16, Folder 43.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains information about individual MACHAL-US volunteers. Documents include questionnaires and transcripts; but, may also include other documents. Photocopies of correspondence between David (Mickey) Marcus and his wife dating from February to May of 1948, while Marcus was stationed in Tel Aviv can be found in Box 14, Folder 9.


Below is a list of individuals from the United States known to have volunteered for MACHAL and the branch in which they serve but for which no additional information could be found.

Andrews, Stanley – Air Force
Antin, Sydney – Air Force
Nadel, David – Army
Nakdimon, Charles – Army
Nemer, Roscoe (Rocky) – Air Force
Neuhaus, Nathan – Army
Newman, Tuvia – Army
Nott, Charles (Red) – Air Force

Below is a cross-reference of individuals who served in other aspects of the war. The list includes their names, branches of service (where able), and location of the file where additional information can be found.

Baum, David – Navy – See Aliyah Bet
Bock, Philip – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Kaminetzky (Kaye), Paul – Navy – See Aliyah Bet File
Kaplan, Raymond – See IZL File
Kite, Arnold – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Kochavi, David – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Lashner, Ari – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Levin (Shimshoni), Aaron – Navy – See Aliyah Bet
Levine, Philip – Army – Air Force – See Aliyah Bet
Lieberman, Shmarya – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Malkin, Aryeh – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Marks, Bernard – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Meltzer, Irving – Navy – See Aliyah Bet
Mills (Mille), Dov (Bernard) – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Newman, Benny – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Rotter, Leonard – Navy – See Aliyah Bet
Seligman, Dov – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Shapiro, Aharon R. – Army – See Aliyah Bet and Kibbutz
Siegel, Zev Meir – Navy – See Aliyah Bet
Sklar, Len – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Nachlieli (Teichman), Jack – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Weingrod, Alvin – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Weiss, Charles – Army – See Aliyah Bet

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 5 Agriss, Leon (1 of 2) 1948-2003 request_box
8 6 Agriss, Leon (2 of 2) 1948-2003 request_box
8 7 Albrecht, Donald 2002 request_box
8 8 Alexander, Samuel 1987-2003 request_box
8 9 Alper, George [Yehoshua] 1985-1992 request_box
8 10 Alper, Max 1986-1999 request_box
8 11 Anspach, Ralph 1995 request_box
8 12 Appleman, Gabriel 1998-2004 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 1 Auerbach, Harold 1988-2006 request_box
9 2 Augarten, Rudolph 1988-2000 request_box
9 3 Back, Nathan 1976-1992 request_box
9 4 Back, Samuel 1992-2006 request_box
9 5 Balkin, Jerry (Gideon) 1995-2006 request_box
9 6 Band, Maurice 1992 request_box
9 7 Baranan, Aaron 1980-2000 request_box
9 8 Barker, Gardner T. (Shorty Barker) 2000 request_box
9 9 Becker, Joseph 1995-2000 request_box
9 10 Berger, Mary 1992 request_box
9 11 Berger, Sidney 1992 request_box
9 12 Bethlahmy, Nogah 1970-1995 request_box
9 13 Bethlahmy, Rhoda 1992 request_box
9 14 Bieber, Harry 2000-2003 request_box
9 15 Binder, Howard 1986-1992 request_box
9 16 Binder, Leonard 1995-2006 request_box
9 17 Bleviss, David 1995 request_box
9 18 Block, Irving 1987-2002 request_box
9 19 Blum, Eugene 1992-2000 request_box
9 20 Blum, Kenneth 2000-2003 request_box
9 21 Bornstein, Herbert 1992-2000 request_box
9 22 Borowsky (Porath), Zipporah 2004-2005 request_box
9 23 Boxer, David 1992-2006 request_box
9 24 Braver, Arthur 2000-2001 request_box
9 25 Bream, Burt 2007 request_box
9 26 Broder, Marvin K. 1994-2002 request_box
9 27 Brodetsky, Moshe 1948-2002 request_box
9 28 Burstein, Samuel 1954-2005 request_box
9 29 Calisi, Paul 2005-2006 request_box
9 30 Chaber, Victor 1992-2002 request_box
9 31 Chertoff, Mordecai S. 1993-2005 request_box
9 32 Cohen (Kanot), Aaron 1987-2004 request_box
9 33 Cohen, Barnet 1992-2000 request_box
9 34 Cohen, Daniel B. 2000-2002 request_box
9 34a Cohen, Dick (Richard) 1947-1948, 1973, 2012 request_box
9 35 Cohen, Eli 1987-2000 request_box
9 36 Cohen, Gabriel 1988-2000 request_box
9 37 Cohen, Gerald 1992-2007 request_box
9 38 Cohen, Isadore 1992-2006 request_box
9 39 Cohen, Leonard undated request_box
9 40 Cohen, Seymour 2000 request_box
9 41 Cohen, Walter 1987-2009 request_box
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10 1 Commanday, Maurice 1986-2002 request_box
10 2 Craven, Lawrence F. 1993-2009 request_box
10 3 Cravitt, Daniel 1979 request_box
10 4 Crudgington, Charles E. 1949-2003 request_box
10 5 Cuburnek, Julius N. 1995 request_box
10 6 Dahms, Evelyn 1987-2006 request_box
10 7 Dahms, Fred 1987-2000 request_box
10 8 Dawn, Robert 1987-2000 request_box
10 9 Dean, Macabee 1995-2004 request_box
10 10 Dichek, Leonard 1989 request_box
10 11 Doneson, Jules 1993-2006 request_box
10 12 Drillick (Zeira), Freida 1995-1998 request_box
10 13 DuBoff, Harold 1986-2010 request_box
10 14 Edmonson, William 2001-2010 request_box
10 15 Ehrlich, Irving 1999-2006 request_box
10 16 Eichel, Sheldon 1991-1998 request_box
10 17 Eisner, Harry 1948-2002 request_box
10 18 Ellis, Alvin 1987-2008 request_box
10 19 Epstein, Aaron 2007-2010 request_box
10 20 Estreicher, Martin 1986 request_box
10 21 Ettenberg, Morris 1992 request_box
10 22 Feinberg, Ira 1986-2005 request_box
10 23 Feiner, Leon Aharon 1992 request_box
10 24 Feldman, Joe 1945-1987 request_box
10 25 Feldman, Sam 2003-2007 request_box
10 26 Fellner, Irving 1963-1998 request_box
10 27 Finard, Saunder 1987-2006 request_box
10 28 Fine, Robert 1992 request_box
10 29 Fingeroot, Ben 1986-2002 request_box
10 30 Fink, David L. 1986-1992 request_box
10 31 Finkel, Aaron (Red) 1986-2007 request_box
10 32 Finkel (Ben-Yosef), Ralph (Rafael) 1995-2008 request_box
10 33 Firestone, Walter 1993-1994 request_box
10 34 Fischbein, Herbert T. 1992-2000 request_box
10 35 Fishman, Max 1986-2003 request_box
10 36 Flint. Mitchell (Mike) 1992 request_box
10 37 Ford, Arthur 2009 request_box
10 38 Foster, Murray Ray 1992-2009 request_box
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11 1 Frankel, Leon 1986-1992 request_box
11 2 Freeman (Schwartz), Tina 1995-2004 request_box
11 3 Friedman, Shol 1986-1995 request_box
11 4 Fuller, James M. 1986-2000 request_box
11 5 Fuss, Manuel Menachem 1995-2002 request_box
11 6 Gardner, Leo 2003 request_box
11 7 Geberer, Harlow 1995-2005 request_box
11 8 Geberer, Milton (Moshe) 1948 request_box
11 9 Gelberg, William C. (1 of 2) 1942-2004 request_box
11 10 Gelberg, William C. (2 of 2) 1942-2004 request_box
11 11 Germack, Walter 2000 request_box
11 12 Gerson, William J. 1996-2004 request_box
11 13 Gibralter, Jared 2004 request_box
11 14 Gibson, Theodore H., Jr. 2000-2010 request_box
11 15 Glassman, Al 1986-2005 request_box
11 16 Goldman (Commanday), Rose Ruth 1986-1992 request_box
11 17 Goldstein, Hyman (Chaim) 1947-2001 request_box
11 18 Goldstein, Leon 1992 request_box
11 19 Goodelman, Solomon 1996-2002 request_box
11 20 Goodlin, Chalmers (Slick) 2000 request_box
11 21 Goodwin, Lee 1986-2010 request_box
11 22 Goodman, Neal 2004-2008 request_box
11 23 Gordon, Sherell 2000 request_box
11 24 Goren, Lester undated request_box
11 25 Green, Harry 1986-2007 request_box
11 26 Greene, Harold (Pappy) 2003 request_box
11 27 Gross, M. 1986-2005 request_box
11 28 Haber, Bernard 1986-1992 request_box
11 29 Halpern, Barry 2007 request_box
11 30 Hanft, Herbert 1985-1995 request_box
11 31 Hanovice, David 1950-2002 request_box
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12 1 Harris, Eliahu 1992 request_box
12 2 Harris, Fred 2008 request_box
12 3 Harris, Lee 2008 request_box
12 4 Heckelman, A. Joseph 1983-2001 request_box
12 5 Heckelman, Tziporah 1992 request_box
12 6 Heller, George 1948-2002 request_box
12 7 Herman, Joseph undated request_box
12 8 Hessel, Miriam 1992-2003 request_box
12 9 Hodes, Roberta O. 2000-2002 request_box
12 10 Hoffman, Larry 1948-2002 request_box
12 11 Holton, Oliver Garfield undated request_box
12 12 Hordes, Herbert 2004-2007 request_box
12 13 Horn, Jack 1989-2001 request_box
12 14 Horowitz, Isaac M. 1948-2003 request_box
12 15 Ilowite, Arnold 1948-2003 request_box
12 16 Jacoby, Arie 1995 request_box
12 17 Jaffe, Arthur 1948-1992 request_box
12 18 Jaffer, Harold 1984-2003 request_box
12 19 Kahn (Cohen), Max 1987-2001 request_box
12 20 Kalisky, Avram 2002 request_box
12 21 Kantzer, Henry V. 2000 request_box
12 22 Kaplan, Henry K. 1992-2003 request_box
12 23 Kaplan, Murray L. 1949-1992 request_box
12 24 Katz, Paul 2000 request_box
12 25 Katz, Samuel 1992 request_box
12 26 Katz, William (Bill) 1979-1984 request_box
12 27 Katzen, Sol 1949-2007 request_box
12 28 Kaye, Paul undated request_box
12 29 Kesselman, Jonathan (Jack) 2007-2008 request_box
12 30 Kessler (Pelzig), Gloria 1988-1997 request_box
12 31 King, Eli 2007-2010 request_box
12 32 King, Ernest (Glenn) 2000-2010 request_box
12 33 Klaper, Robert E. undated request_box
12 34 Klausner, Samuel Z. 1986-1993 request_box
12 35 Klorman, Stanley 1948-2003 request_box
12 36 Kouffman, Maurice 2004-2008 request_box
12 37 Kraushar, Harold (Zvi) 1992-2004 request_box
12 38 Kurtz, Raymond 1988-2006 request_box
12 39 Ladell, Joshua 1992 request_box
12 40 Landow, Joseph M. 1948-2008 request_box
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13 1 Langsam, Norbert 1997-2000 request_box
13 2 Lechtman, Jaime (Chaim) G. 1995 request_box
13 3 Leeds, Robert X. undated, 1999-2002 request_box
13 4 Leiboff, Jascha (Jay) 1986-2006 request_box
13 5 Lenart, Lou 1973-2008 request_box
13 6 Leopold (Kaplow), Riena 1986-1992 request_box
13 7 Levin, Harold 1987-1992 request_box
13 8 Levin (Kantey), Naomi 1988-2000 request_box
13 9 Levine (Levin) (Gurney), Ruth Leona 1995-2002 request_box
13 10 Levine, Samuel undated request_box
13 11 Levinson, Fred 1986-1997 request_box
13 12 Levinson, Morton 1977-1997 request_box
13 13 Lewis, Samuel 1992-2009 request_box
13 14 Libow, Marvin 1993-2010 request_box
13 15 Lichter, George 1992-1997 request_box
13 16 Lichtman, Gideon 1992-1998 request_box
13 17 Lichtman, William (1 of 4) 1948-2007 request_box
13 18 Lichtman, William (2 of 4) 1948-2007 request_box
13 19 Lichtman, William (3 of 4) 1948-2007 request_box
13 20 Lichtman, William (4 of 4) 1948-2007 request_box
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14 1 Livingston, Harold 1988-2007 request_box
14 2 Lowenstein, Ralph 1949-2002 request_box
14 3 Luery, Robert (Bob) 1987-1995 request_box
14 4 Macarow, David 1987-2007 request_box
14 5 Majzels, Leo 1966 request_box
14 6 Malpine, William (Bill) 2001 request_box
14 7 Maltin, Emanuel undated request_box
14 8 Mandel, Henry 1995-1998 request_box
14 9 Marcus, David (Mickey) (1 of 4) 1948-2005 request_box
14 10 Marcus, David (Mickey) (2 of 4) 1948-2005 request_box
14 11 Marcus, David (Mickey) (3 of 4) 1948-2005 request_box
14 12 Marcus, David (Mickey) (4 of 4) 1948-2005 request_box
14 13 Marder (Mileikowsky), Alice 1986-2001 request_box
14 14 Marder (Plen), Sarah 1987-2006 request_box
14 15 Margalit (Margolis), Joseph 2001 request_box
14 16 Mark, Haim 1992 request_box
14 17 Marmelstein, Philip 1986-1992 request_box
14 18 Maseng, Trygvie Johannes undated, 1994 request_box
14 19 Meyers, Chaim 1995-2007 request_box
14 20 Miller, Daniel 2007-2010 request_box
14 21 Miller, Leo (Eliezer) 1986-1992 request_box
14 22 Moonitz, Norman 1991-2002 request_box
14 23 Nachman, Harvey 1966-2002 request_box
14 24 Newman, Rudolph J. 1986-2002 request_box
14 25 Nomis, Leo 1979-1994 request_box
14 26 Notarius, Harold 1986-2000 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 1 Ondra, Michael F. 1995-2000 request_box
15 2 Orringer, Paul L. 1994-2004 request_box
15 3 Paiss, Harold (Hal) 1948-1992 request_box
15 4 Paskman, Martin 1986 request_box
15 5 Perlman, Frank 1992-2009 request_box
15 6 Perlstein, Moshe 1995-2010 request_box
15 7 Perry, Victor 1992 request_box
15 8 Petranker (Sober), Marilyn 2002 request_box
15 9 Plous, Eugene 1986 request_box
15 10 Polansky, Elliot 1998-2001 request_box
15 11 Pomerance, Samuel 1930-2002 request_box
15 12 Postell, William (Bill) 2000-2004 request_box
15 13 Raab, Lawrence (Larry) 1995 request_box
15 14 Rabinovich, Sydney 1986-1998 request_box
15 15 Rabinowitz, Baruch Joseph 1992-1993 request_box
15 16 Raisin, Albert 2000 request_box
15 17 Rappaport, Lee 2004 request_box
15 18 Rawicz, Fred M. 1995-2006 request_box
15 19 Reinharth, Leon 1995-2004 request_box
15 20 Renov, Jeremiah Nmi (Jerry) 1992-2007 request_box
15 21 Ribakoff, Martin 1992-2007 request_box
15 22 Rimon, Pinchas 1995-1997 request_box
15 23 Roberts, Don Sargent 2000-2002 request_box
15 24 Rosenberg, Richard D. 1986-2002 request_box
15 25 Rosoff, Isadore 1986-1997 request_box
15 26 Ross, Bernard R. 1986-1992 request_box
15 27 Rothblatt, Isaiah L. 2000-2002 request_box
15 28 Rothman, Jacob 2006-2010 request_box
15 29 Rottenstein, Ben 1986-2006 request_box
15 30 Rubenfeld, Milton (Cy) 2004 request_box
15 31 Sackin, Milton 1986-1992 request_box
15 32 Samson, Norman 1987-1992 request_box
15 33 Sanjour, Eugene 1986-2004 request_box
15 34 Schild, Philip D. 1995 request_box
15 35 Schindler, Irvin (Swifty) 1948-2008 request_box
15 36 Schlumschlag (Rosenberg), Mildred 1992 request_box
15 37 Schneider, Ralph 1986 request_box
15 38 Schnite, Sheldon 1992 request_box
15 39 Schutzberg, Arnold S. 2010 request_box
15 40 Schutzman, N. Norman 1977-2005 request_box
15 41 Schwartz, Irwin (Steve) 1995-2010 request_box
15 42 Schwimmer, Adolf (Al) 2001-2005 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 1 Shawmut (Friedman), Esther 1992-2007 request_box
16 2 Shimshoni, Daniel 1975-1994 request_box
16 3 Shugar, Harold B. 1976-2009 request_box
16 4 Shulman, Paul 1987-2008 request_box
16 5 Shuval, Hillel I. 1983-1987 request_box
16 6 Silver, Paul 1999-2002 request_box
16 7 Silverman, Julius 1992 request_box
16 8 Silverman, Leon (Lee) 1986-2002 request_box
16 9 Sinclair, David 1986 request_box
16 10 Skidell, Akiva 1979-2008 request_box
16 11 Sklar, Benjamin 2010 request_box
16 12 Slade, Jesse (Tex) 2010 request_box
16 13 Sokal, Shlomo (Seymour) 1995 request_box
16 14 Solomon, David H. 1995 request_box
16 15 Soltan, Irving undated request_box
16 16 Solter, Yehuda 2002 request_box
16 17 Spicehandler, Daniel 1990-1993 request_box
16 18 Spiegelman, Simon 1993-2001 request_box
16 19 Sprung, Stewart R. 1984-2004 request_box
16 20 Stambler, Moses Chaim 1948-2002 request_box
16 21 Stein, Walter 1920 request_box
16 22 Steiner, William 1995-2000 request_box
16 23 Stern, Theodore (Ted) 2006 request_box
16 24 Sternberg, Arnold (Aaron) C. 1946-2002 request_box
16 25 Steuerman, Ben Hagai 2010 request_box
16 26 Stone (Ben David), Sylvia (Batsheva) 1987-1989 request_box
16 27 Strauss, Phillip 1948-2000 request_box
16 28 Swing, Julian 1986-1995 request_box
16 29 Tugend, Thomas 1948-2004 request_box
16 30 Twicken, Saul 1995 request_box
16 31 Tzizik, George S. 1992 request_box
16 32 Ulian, Richard M. 2004 request_box
16 33 Wank, Alvin 1992-2007 request_box
16 34 Weinhaus, Sidney 1992-2001 request_box
16 35 Weinstein, David A. 1992 request_box
16 36 Weisberg, Murray 1986-2003 request_box
16 37 Weissman, Alfred I. 2000 request_box
16 38 Whartman, Eliezer 1992 request_box
16 39 Winters, Charles 1984-2009 request_box
16 40 Woolf, William 1986-1992 request_box
16 41 Yadven, Arthur 1986 request_box
16 42 Zeira, Frieda (Yocheved) 1994-1995 request_box
16 43 Zychick, Eugene 1999-2000 request_box

Sub-Series 2: American Medical Corps, 2001

The series is in English.
0.0 linear feet (1 folder). Box 16, Folder 44.
Scope and Content:

The subseries contains one folder that has a list of American Medical Corps Personnel.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 44 American Medical Corps 2001 request_box

Sub-Series 3: Women in MACHAL, 2003-2007

The series is in English.
0.0 linear feet (1 folder). Box 16, Folder 45.
Scope and Content:

The subseries contains lists of women who volunteered for MACHAL and the information related to determining their background and efforts in the war.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 45 Women in MACHAL 2003-2007 request_box

Sub-Series 4: MACHAL - Canada, undated, 1948-2010

The series is in English, French and, Hebrew.
1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes). Box 17, Folder 1 to Box 19, Folder 34.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains information about the Canadian MACHAL volunteers. Documents include questionnaires and transcripts; but, may also include other documents.


Below is a cross-reference of individuals who served in other aspects of the war. The list includes their names, branches of service, and location of file where additional information can be found.

Ginsberg, Murray – Army – See Aliyah Bet
Kaplansky, Eddy – Air Force – See Aliyah Bet
Nezinsky (Lewis), Morry – Navy – See Aliyah Bet
Ocopnick, Ben – Army-Air Force – See Aliyah Bet
Schiff, Reuben – – Army – See Aliyah Bet

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
17 1 MACHAL - Canada 2000 request_box
17 2 Baltman, William (Bill) 1983-1986 request_box
17 3 Belkin, Jack 1987-2006 request_box
17 4 Beube, Sidney 1995 request_box
17 5 Beurling, George F. (Buzz) 1994-2010 request_box
17 6 Brown, Max 2004 request_box
17 7 Cadloff, Syd 1979-1986 request_box
17 8 Camerman, Sam 1986-1987 request_box
17 9 Caplan, Alexander (Alex) 2002 request_box
17 10 Cappell, Murray 1979-1992 request_box
17 11 Chapnik, Allen 1995 request_box
17 12 Chinsky, Edward 1979-2004 request_box
17 13 Cooper, Morry 1948-1986 request_box
17 14 Covent, Perry 1986 request_box
17 15 Dankevy, Morris 1948-1994 request_box
17 16 Dinkin, Harry 1983-1992 request_box
17 17 Dlin, Norman 1977-2006 request_box
17 18 Doyle, John (Jack) 1979-1995 request_box
17 19 Druker, Lionel 1979-2006 request_box
17 20 Drutz, David 1987-2001 request_box
17 21 Dunkelman, Ben 1992 request_box
17 22 Dworkin, Alexander 2009 request_box
17 23 Eisen, Robert 1992-2005 request_box
17 24 Fitchett, Len 1945-1993 request_box
17 25 Floom, Harold S. 1992 request_box
17 26 Fox, Jack 1995-2000 request_box
17 27 Fox, Leonard 2001 request_box
17 28 Freedman, Max 2001 request_box
17 29 Freedman, Nathan 1991-2001 request_box
17 30 Freeman, Sol 1992-1995 request_box
17 31 Garfin, Ansel 1992 request_box
17 32 Gelmon, Alvin D. 1992-2000 request_box
17 33 Gold, Jack 2004 request_box
17 34 Goldberg, Arthur 1975-2006 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
18 1 Goldstein, Jack undated request_box
18 2 Good, Philip M. 1989-2006 request_box
18 3 Gross, Jerry Joseph 1984-1992 request_box
18 4 Halamish (Steinberg), Joseph 1995-2001 request_box
18 5 Halperin, Sidney 2002-2006 request_box
18 6 Heaps, Leo 1947-1995 request_box
18 7 Holmes, Geof 1966 request_box
18 8 Hyman, Len 1979-1989 request_box
18 9 Jacobsen, Sydney M. 2002 request_box
18 10 Joffe, Yale 1949-2006 request_box
18 11 Kaplansky, Dave (Dov) 1980-1992 request_box
18 12 Kare, Morley R. 1948-1992 request_box
18 13 Kates (Katz), Harold 1992 request_box
18 14 Kessiloff, Edward 1995-2006 request_box
18 15 Kettner, Frank 1986-2002 request_box
18 16 Laurie, Louis L. 1992 request_box
18 17 Leisure (Leizer), Sidney (Saul Chaim) 2010 request_box
18 18 Leith, Nathan 2007 request_box
18 19 Lenett, Harold N. 1992 request_box
18 20 Levin, Ernest Max undated, 1992 request_box
18 21 Levine, Abraham (Abe) 1985-2003 request_box
18 22 Levitan, Elkan 1984-1995 request_box
18 23 Lobe, Maurice 1987 request_box
18 24 Maltin, Manny 1949-1992 request_box
18 25 Matlow, Irving L. 1986-2005 request_box
18 26 McElroy, John 1983-1992 request_box
18 27 Meyers, Hank 1983 request_box
18 28 Miller, Stanley undated request_box
18 29 Morris, Samuel 1995 request_box
18 30 Moster, Ralph 1949-2005 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
19 1 Naturman, Myer 1995 request_box
19 2 Novick, William H. 1983-2002 request_box
19 3 Olfman, Jacob (Jack) 1983-1989 request_box
19 4 Olfman, Moses Mitchell 1992-2008 request_box
19 5 Orloff, Harold 1974-1979 request_box
19 6 Ostrovsky (Osten), Sydney 1986-2000 request_box
19 7 Panar, David 1980-1995 request_box
19 8 Quitt, Gordon 1987-1992 request_box
19 9 Reiter, Walter (Wally) 1966-2002 request_box
19 10 Rosen, David 1948-1949 request_box
19 11 Rosenberg, Gerald 1969-2002 request_box
19 12 Rostoker, Ben 2003 request_box
19 13 Ruvinsky, Aaron (Art) 1983 request_box
19 14 Shanas, Leib 1997 request_box
19 15 Sidorsky, David 1992-2005 request_box
19 16 Siegel, Avrom 1986-1995 request_box
19 17 Singer, Samuel undated request_box
19 18 Sirlin (Sirulnikoff), Harvey 1991-2001 request_box
19 19 Smith, Jack 1987 request_box
19 20 Solsberg, Albert 1953-1992 request_box
19 21 Sturrey, Ben 1940-1995 request_box
19 22 Wadman, Charles (Bill) undated, 1987-1991 request_box
19 23 Waldman, Leonard 1979-2006 request_box
19 24 Waldman, Maurice 2005 request_box
19 25 Warner, Joseph 1992-2005 request_box
19 26 Wasser, Sam 1986-1992 request_box
19 27 Weiner, Joseph 1948-1993 request_box
19 28 Weinzweig, Avrum Israel 1986-2008 request_box
19 29 Wilson, Clifford (Denny) 1949-2000 request_box
19 30 Wolfson (Lam), Bessie (Batya) 2004-2007 request_box
19 31 Wosk, Saul 1986 request_box
19 32 Wygle, Brien 1983-1992 request_box
19 33 Yurman, Shlomo 1995 request_box
19 34 Zier (Sivkin), Nachum 2002 request_box

Sub-Series 5: Israeli Army, undated, 1948-2003

The series is in English and Hebrew.
0.0 linear feet (5 folders). Box 19, Folder 35 to Box 19, Folder 39.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged by units.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains information about the different units in the Israeli Army where MACHAL volunteers served.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
19 35 Israeli Air Force 1986-2003 request_box
19 36 Givati / 5th Brigade Roster undated request_box
19 37 72nd Battalion 1948-2003 request_box
19 38 79th Armored Battalion undated request_box
19 39 88th Mortar Battalion undated request_box

Sub-Series 6: Killed or Missing in Action, 1970-2009

The series is in English and Hebrew.
0.0 linear feet (1 folder). Box 20, Folder 1.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains articles, correspondence, tributes, and lists of volunteers who are listed as having been killed or missing in action during the war.


Below is a cross-reference of individuals who served in other aspects of the war. The list includes their names, branches of service, and location of file where additional information can be found.

Shulman, Paul – Navy – See MACHAL - US file

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20 1 Foreign Volunteers Killed or Missing 1970-2009 request_box

Sub-Series 7: MACHAL – Non-American, undated, 1948-2008

The series is in English and Hebrew.
0.75 linear feet (1.5 manuscript boxes). Box 20, Folder 2 to Box 21, Folder 28.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains information about individual MACHAL volunteers who were not American or Canadian. Some folders include questionnaires and additional data. The list does not include all non-Americans or non-Canadian volunteers.


Below is a list of individuals known to have volunteered for MACHAL and the branch in which they serve but for which no additional information could be found.

Shamir, Heyman – Israel

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20 2 MACHAL - British undated request_box
20 3 MACHAL - Non-American - List 2004 request_box
20 4 Appleman, Alicia 2000 request_box
20 5 Barchichat, Max - Morocco undated request_box
20 6 Beerman, Leonard 2000 request_box
20 7 Behr, Michael - South Africa 1992-2008 request_box
20 8 Behr, Stanley - South Africa 1965-2002 request_box
20 9 Berkowitz, Marcel - France undated request_box
20 10 Bernard, Kelly - United Kingdom 1992-2007 request_box
20 11 Bernet, Michael - United Kingdom 2000-2004 request_box
20 12 Bichachi, Israel - Cuba 2000 request_box
20 13 Binnun, Salvador - Cuba 2004 request_box
20 14 Birnbaum, Uri - South Africa 1995-2004 request_box
20 15 Bouskila, Nessim - Morocco 2004 request_box
20 16 Bybelezer, Fernand - France 1991-2002 request_box
20 17 Checin, Alan - France 2001-2002 request_box
20 18 Cohen, William A. 2000 request_box
20 19 De Groot, Louis - Netherlands 1987-2000 request_box
20 20 Delson, Sally 2000 request_box
20 21 Erem, Shimon - Israel 2000 request_box
20 22 Fenton, Denis - United Kingdom 1992-2007 request_box
20 23 Firth, Sidney - United Kingdom 1992-2008 request_box
20 24 Goldberg, Hilde - Switzerland 2000 request_box
20 25 Goldberg, Max - Switzerland 1996-2005 request_box
20 26 Heimfeld, Louis - United Kingdom 1995-2000 request_box
20 27 Hiller, I. - United Kingdom undated request_box
20 28 Himelfarb, Ytzchack - France 2004 request_box
20 29 Hoffman, Leon - Israel 2000 request_box
20 30 Kagan, Jerzy (Joram) - United Kingdom 1998-2004 request_box
20 31 Kaldor, Robert 2000 request_box
20 32 Kampler, Max - United Kingdom 2000-2004 request_box
20 33 Kaplan, Cyril J. - South Africa undated request_box
20 34 Katz, Benno - United Kingdom 1988-2000 request_box
20 35 Kotzen, Louis - South Africa 1987-2002 request_box
20 36 Kraut, Emanuel - Netherlands 2000 request_box
20 37 Kraut, Jules - Belgium 1989 request_box
20 38 Kreisel, Henry - United Kingdom 1987 request_box
20 39 Kurgan, Hyman - South Africa 2000 request_box
20 40 Lederman, Eric - Poland 1999-2004 request_box
20 41 Levett, Gordon - United Kingdom 1986-2000 request_box
20 42 Levi, Norman - United Kingdom 1983-2000 request_box
20 43 Malbin, Hymie - South Africa 2004 request_box
20 44 Mandl, David - Czechoslovakia 2004 request_box
20 45 Markovic, Nandor - Belgium 2004 request_box
20 46 Medalie, Jack - South Africa 1995-2006 request_box
20 47 Medalie, June - South Africa 1995-2000 request_box
20 48 Meents, Gerritt - Netherlands 1995-2000 request_box
20 49 Meyer, Benjamin - Netherlands 1992-2004 request_box
20 50 Neumann, Josh - United Kingdom 1997-2000 request_box
20 51 Powers, Alice - United Kingdom 2004 request_box
20 52 Prins, Maurice - Netherlands 2000-2004 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21 1 Ramirez, Primitivo - Cuba 1992 request_box
21 2 Ray, Eric - United Kingdom 1990 request_box
21 3 Ringer, Morris - South Africa 1992-2002 request_box
21 4 Rome, Sinai - South Africa 1995 request_box
21 5 Rosen, Simon - United Kingdom 2000 request_box
21 6 Rosin, Danny 1988 request_box
21 7 Ross, David - United Kingdom 1992-2004 request_box
21 8 Sade, Jacques - France 1992-2002 request_box
21 9 Schwartz, Itzhak - Belgium 2001 request_box
21 10 Segal, Abraham - Mexico 1995 request_box
21 11 Shlam, Izzi - France 1986-2000 request_box
21 12 Siboni, Jacques - Morocco 1986-1998 request_box
21 13 Silpert, Marcia - South Africa 1995-2007 request_box
21 14 Silver, Manuel 2000 request_box
21 15 Sober, Stanley - United Kingdom 2002 request_box
21 16 Sprinzeles, Lola - United Kingdom 1948-2004 request_box
21 17 Steinberg, Cyril Max - South Africa 2004 request_box
21 18 Suissa, Albert - Morocco 1976-2000 request_box
21 19 Suissa, Leon - Morocco 1995-2007 request_box
21 20 Tacher, Elias - Cuba 1992-2002 request_box
21 21 Traum, Alfred - United Kingdom 1986-2000 request_box
21 22 Vilard, Joseph - France 1969-2002 request_box
21 23 Ward, Roman - France undated request_box
21 24 Watson, John - United Kingdom undated request_box
21 25 Weiss, Robert - Austria 1998-2001 request_box
21 26 Yahyu, Shabitay - Cuba undated request_box
21 27 Yodaiken, Ralph - South Africa 1986-1995 request_box
21 28 Yudelman, Wolfe - South Africa 2004 request_box
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Series III: Aliyah Bet, undated, 1936-2010

The series is in English and Hebrew.
3.0 linear feet (7.0 manuscript boxes). Box 21, Folder 29 to Box 27, Folder 9.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged into three sub-series.

Scope and Content:

This series is comprised of information from and about the volunteers of the Aliyah Bet from the United States and Canada and includes questionnaires, correspondence, interview transcripts, clippings, and some photographs. The third subseries documents the various ships and their crew that were used in the illegal transport of volunteers and others to Israel.

Sub-Series 1: Aliyah Bet – US, undated, 1936-2010

The series is in English and Hebrew.
1.75 linear feet (3.25 manuscript boxes). Box 21, Folder 29 to Box 24, Folder 52.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains information about individual Aliyah Bet volunteers from the United States. Some folders include questionnaires and transcripts.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21 29 Aliyah Bet - US - List undated request_box
21 30 Abadi, Edward 1942-2001 request_box
21 31 Abrams, Sydney 1986-2003 request_box
21 32 Alexander, Eugene 2000-2002 request_box
21 33 Apple, David 2002-2004 request_box
21 34 Applebaum (Appley), George 1986-2000 request_box
21 35 Aronoff, Murray 1986-2002 request_box
21 36 Bacaner, Marvin (Bucky) 2000-2002 request_box
21 37 Baer (B'ari), Shmuel 1992-2004 request_box
21 38 Barkan, Mordecai 2002 request_box
21 39 Baum, David 1995-2001 request_box
21 40 Baum (Banai), Ralph 2001 request_box
21 41 Belkin (Nahshon), Gidon undated request_box
21 42 Belman, Shimshon 1946-2008 request_box
21 43 Berg, Bertram 2006 request_box
21 44 Bergman, Elihu 1936-2006 request_box
21 45 Bernstein, Arthur 1991-2009 request_box
21 46 Bernstein, Jack 2007 request_box
21 47 Bernstein, William 1971-2003 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22 1 Binder, Louis Michael 1992 request_box
22 2 Blake (Shachori), David 2000-2010 request_box
22 3 Blockman, Mordecai 2007 request_box
22 4 Bock, Philip 1947-1992 request_box
22 5 Brettschneider, Louis 1986-2003 request_box
22 6 Brody, Hyman 1946-2005 request_box
22 7 Bownstein, Albert 1995-2001 request_box
22 8 Calic, Irving (Yitzhak) 1989-2001 request_box
22 9 Dreifuss, Yochanan 1995-2003 request_box
22 10 Fallon, Richard Wallace 1992-2001 request_box
22 11 Feinberg (Galili), Hal (Zvi) 2004-2010 request_box
22 12 Fendell, David 1987-2005 request_box
22 13 Fleigler, Heine (Franz) 1986-2002 request_box
22 14 Foreman, Bentley (Ben) 2002-2010 request_box
22 15 Freeman (Schwartz), Tina 1995-2000 request_box
22 16 Freundlich, Eli 1986-1995 request_box
22 17 Gelberg, William 1992 request_box
22 18 Gen, David 1947-2005 request_box
22 19 Gibralter, Jared 2004 request_box
22 20 Gilden, Joe 2005 request_box
22 21 Goldman, George 1995 request_box
22 22 Goldstein (Gerard), David 1970-2007 request_box
22 23 Goldstein, Myron 1986-2000 request_box
22 24 Gordon (Starobinovich), Sam (Sol) 1984-1992 request_box
22 25 Gravel, John 1986-2002 request_box
22 26 Greaves, Walter 1993-2003 request_box
22 27 Greenfield, Murray 1992-2007 request_box
22 28 Grossman, Albert undated request_box
22 29 Gutman, Nathan 2005 request_box
22 30 Gutmann, David Leo 1988-2003 request_box
22 31 Halevi, Avraham 1995-2007 request_box
22 32 Halpern, Benjamin 2006-2007 request_box
22 33 Haramati, Hillel 1995 request_box
22 34 Hoffman, Larry 1992 request_box
22 35 Kalm, Eli 1986-1992 request_box
22 36 Kaminetzky (Kaye), Paul 1986-2006 request_box
22 37 Kaplan, David 1986-2004 request_box
22 38 Katz, Harold 1987-1999 request_box
22 39 Kite, Arnold Aaron 1992-2001 request_box
22 40 Kochavi, David 2002 request_box
22 41 Kohlberg, Larry 1991-2003 request_box
22 42 Kolomeitzev (Kole), Arye 1946-2003 request_box
22 43 Konigsberg, Leib 1992 request_box
22 44 Kulbersh, Ben 1995-2004 request_box
22 45 Labaczewski, Augustine 1995-2000 request_box
22 46 Lashner, Ari 1948-1987 request_box
22 47 Lavine, Frank 1986-2007 request_box
22 48 Lebow, Aaron 1986-1998 request_box
22 49 Lechner, Ariye 1987 request_box
22 50 Leidner, Harold 1986-1992 request_box
22 51 Levin (Shimshoni), Aaron undated, 2004 request_box
22 52 Levine, Eleazer 1986-1995 request_box
22 53 Levine, Philip 1988-2004 request_box
22 54 Levitan, Hyman Robert (Bob) 1992-2003 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23 1 Lieberman, Shmarya 1995-2002 request_box
23 2 Lifshitz (Livney), Arthur (Avi) 1995-2005 request_box
23 3 Lipsky, Samuel 1992-2003 request_box
23 4 Lombard, Daniel 2000-2002 request_box
23 5 Malik, Louis Lasky 2000-2002 request_box
23 6 Malkin, Aryeh 1989-2003 request_box
23 7 Mandel, Henry 1986-2002 request_box
23 8 Marcus, Samuel 1992-2000 request_box
23 9 Marks, Bernard 1995-2003 request_box
23 10 McDonald, Hugh 1986-1989 request_box
23 11 Meltzer, Irving 1975-2005 request_box
23 12 Medelson, Mendel 1995-2001 request_box
23 13 Meyers, Chaim 1995 request_box
23 14 Michaeli, Kalman 1989-1995 request_box
23 15 Miller, Milton 1995-2002 request_box
23 16 Millman, William 1995 request_box
23 17 Mills (Mille), Dov (Bernard) 2004 request_box
23 18 Molofsky, Donald (Donny) 2005 request_box
23 19 Nachlieli, Jack (Teichman) 2010 request_box
23 20 Nadler, Natahn 1992-2002 request_box
23 21 Naftal, Al 2005 request_box
23 22 Nemoff, Alexander 2000-2003 request_box
23 23 Newman, Benny 1994-1995 request_box
23 24 Newman, Ralph (Yrachmiel) 1989-2002 request_box
23 25 Nieder, Bailey 1986-2001 request_box
23 26 Patzert, Rudolph (1 of 2) 1947-2006 request_box
23 27 Patzert, Rudolph (2 of 2) 1947-2006 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
24 1 Pekofsky, Samuel 1995-1996 request_box
24 2 Peretz, Menachem 2007 request_box
24 3 Perlstein, Michael 1998-2000 request_box
24 4 Phillips, Adrian 1947-2007 request_box
24 5 Pollack, Nathaniel 2000-2002 request_box
24 6 Potashnick, Albert 1995 request_box
24 7 Prager, Leonard 1995-2003 request_box
24 8 Rabinovich, Isidor 1986 request_box
24 9 Ratner, Nathaniel 1967-1995 request_box
24 10 Rauff, Zeev 2007 request_box
24 11 Rifkin, Shepard 1986-1992 request_box
24 12 Robins, Ellis (Buddy) 1998-2001 request_box
24 13 Rosenberg, Marvin (Abby) 1947-2005 request_box
24 14 Rosenfeld (Vardi), Teddy 2001-2005 request_box
24 15 Rotenberg, Abe Robin 1986-2004 request_box
24 16 Rotter, Leonard 1993-1995 request_box
24 17 Rubenstein, Gerald 1995 request_box
24 18 Schaffer, Jack undated, 1948 request_box
24 19 Schelasnitzki (Shell), Manfred (Manny) 1995-2002 request_box
24 20 Schmetterling, Irving Israel 1999 request_box
24 21 Schulman, Samuel 1995-2000 request_box
24 22 Schwartz, Eugene (Josh) 1995 request_box
24 23 Schwartz, Max 1995 request_box
24 24 Sela, Yehuda 1987-1999 request_box
24 25 Seligman, Dov 2003 request_box
24 26 Shankman, Israel 1993 request_box
24 27 Shapiro, Aharon (Alan) 2001-2004 request_box
24 28 Shefi, Abie 2001 request_box
24 29 Siegel, Abe 1985 request_box
24 30 Siegel, Zev Meir 1998-2007 request_box
24 31 Silver, Martin 1949-2003 request_box
24 32 Silverstein, Lawrence 1992 request_box
24 33 Sklar, Len 1995 request_box
24 34 Solomon, Daniel 2000 request_box
24 35 Solomon, Leslie 1992-2003 request_box
24 36 Steuerman, Ben Hagai 1995-2007 request_box
24 37 Styrak, Ed 1994-2000 request_box
24 38 Sushman, Benjamin 1999-2002 request_box
24 39 Teichman (Nachlieli), Jack 2001-2002 request_box
24 40 Tsouk, Efraim 1997-2003 request_box
24 41 Wank, Alvin 1992 request_box
24 42 Weingarten, Irving 1986-2004 request_box
24 43 Weingrod, Alvin 1995-2002 request_box
24 44 Weinsaft, Harry 2002-2005 request_box
24 45 Weinstein, Cyril 2000-2002 request_box
24 46 Weiss, Charles 2000-2008 request_box
24 47 Weiss, Marvin 1986-2000 request_box
24 48 Winer, Richard Allen 1995 request_box
24 49 Woodrow (Ben Israel), Jerome (Yaakov) 1995-2006 request_box
24 50 Wurm, David 2000-2007 request_box
24 51 Yellin, Saul 1986-2002 request_box
24 52 Yellin, Sidney 1986-1992 request_box

Sub-Series 2: Aliyah Bet – Canada, undated, 1969-2008

The series is in English and Hebrew.
0.25 linear feet (0.5 manuscript boxes). Box 25, Folder 1 to Box 25, Folder 13.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains information about individual Canadian Aliyah Bet volunteers. Some folders include questionnaires and transcripts.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
25 1 Fox, Jack 1995-2008 request_box
25 2 Freeman, Lea 1995 request_box
25 3 Ginsberg, Murray undated request_box
25 4 Jacobs, Solomon 1995 request_box
25 5 Kahansky (Kahan), Lazarus 1995 request_box
25 6 Kaplansky, Eddy 1983-2007 request_box
25 7 Nezinsky (Lewis), Morry 1995 request_box
25 8 Ocopnick, Ben 1969-2001 request_box
25 9 Pleet, Jack (Yaakov) 2001 request_box
25 10 Schiff, Reuben 2004 request_box
25 11 Taller, Archie 2002 request_box
25 12 Weinstein, Manny 2006 request_box
25 13 Witenoff, Yehuda 1995-2006 request_box

Sub-Series 3: Aliyah Bet – General and Ships, undated, 1940-2008

The series is in English and Hebrew.
1.0 linear feet (2.0 manuscript boxes). Box 25, Folder 14 to Box 27, Folder 9.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains information about Aliyah Bet, the ships, rosters, etc. It includes photocopies of documents regarding the illegal Aliyah to Israel. They were mostly done by Elihu Bergman as part of his research of the subject. Some of the specific ship files have pictures and CD-ROMs with pictures of the Aliyah Bet ships and the Israeli Navy.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
25 14 General (1 of 2) 1940-2008 request_box
25 15 General (2 of 2) 1940-2008 request_box
25 16 Government Documents - Mixed British and United States 1946 -1975 request_box
25 17 Government Documents - British 1945-1987 request_box
25 18 Government documents - United States 1945-1992 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
26 1 Illegal immigration - Haganah Museum Archives 1993-1995 request_box
26 2 Israeli Navy 1995-2002 request_box
26 3 Ships undated, 1987-2007 request_box
26 4 Ships - Altalena 1948-2007 request_box
26 5 Ships - Atzmaut / Pan Crescent 2001-2003 request_box
26 6 Ships - Ben Hecht / Abril 1948-2003 request_box
26 7 Ships - Bergman Research 1946-1988 request_box
26 8 Ships - Calanit / Mala / Anemone 1948-2003 request_box
26 9 Ships - Exodus / President Warfield 1995-2008 request_box
26 10 Ships - Geulah / Paducha (1 of 2) 1947-2004 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27 1 Ships - Geulah / Paducha (2 of 2) 1947-2004 request_box
27 2 Ships - Haganah / Norsyd 2001-2003 request_box
27 3 Ships - Haim Arlosoroff / Ulua 2001-2003 request_box
27 4 Ships - Ha Tikva / Tradewinds 2001-2009 request_box
27 5 Ships - Medinat ha-Yehudim (Jewish State) / Northland 2001-2005 request_box
27 6 Ships - Pan York / Kibbitz Galuyot 1948-2005 request_box
27 7 Ships - Rosters 2001-2005 request_box
27 8 Ships - Wedgwood / Beauharnois 2001-2007 request_box
27 9 Ships - Yucatan (Noga-K-26) 1948-2001 request_box
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Series IV: Volunteers other than Aliyah Bet or MACHAL, 1948-2008

The series is in English.
0.87 linear feet (1.6 manuscript boxes). Box 27, Folder 10 to Box 28, Folder 25.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged into seven subseries.

Scope and Content:

This series includes information about people, other than MACHAL or Aliyah Bet, who volunteered and helped Israel before, during, and after the war, by fighting for Israel or by acquiring materials for Israel.

Sub-Series 1: Pre-War, 2004-2007

(2 folders). Box 27, Folder 10 to Box 27, Folder 11.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains information about people, other than MACHAL or Aliyah Bet, who volunteered and helped Israel by serving in military units, Kibbutz, or training pilots for the new Israeli Air Force.


Below are names of individuals associated with other actions pertaining to the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. Any additional information about them can be found elsewhere in the collection as noted.

Brenner, Zvi – See also Kibbutz

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27 10 Levin, Marlin A. 2007 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27 11 Rudnick, Elynor and Bakersfield-MACHAL 2004 request_box

Sub-Series 2: Post-War, 1992-2004

(6 folders). Box 27, Folder 12 to Box 27, Folder 17.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains information gathered by Lowenstein and others about the volunteers who served in the Israeli Defense Forces (TSAHAL) shortly after the war and in the early days of the Israeli army.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27 12 Epstein, Stanley 1992 request_box
27 13 Greenfield, David 1999 request_box
27 14 Provda, Paul 2004 request_box
27 15 Siegman, Howard 2002 request_box
27 16 Silverstone, Paul H. 2002 request_box
27 17 Yankofsky, Philip 2000 request_box

Sub-Series 3: Materials for Israel, 1967-2006

0.3 linear feet (17 folders). Box 27, Folder 18 to Box 28, Folder 9.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains information about people, who acquired, transported, outfitted and manufactured materials for the war effort, at times training Israelis and helping setting up equipment. Although not involved in the fighting, their work was dangerous and illegal.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27 18 Avivi, Daniel D. - US 1987-1989 request_box
27 19 Bannett, David - US 1990 request_box
27 20 Ben-Rubin, Jack - US 1992 request_box
27 21 Broad, Ruth - US 2003 request_box
27 22 Broad, Shepard - US 2003 request_box
27 23 Epstein, Stanley (Buddy) - US 1969-2000 request_box
27 24 Finegood, Israel Michel - Canada 1987-2002 request_box
27 25 Friedman, Herbert - US 1986-2002 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 1 Greenspun, Hank - US 1967-2001 request_box
28 2 Gruber, Ruth - US 1987-1994 request_box
28 3 Imber, Isaac - US 1987-2002 request_box
28 4 Jaffe, Arthur - US 1986-1992 request_box
28 5 Levitt, Aryeh - US 1995 request_box
28 6 Mark, Haim P. - US 1992 request_box
28 7 Reznik, T. David 2000 request_box
28 8 Segal, Martin - US 1998-2006 request_box
28 9 Speert, Mose I. - US 1992 request_box

Sub-Series 4: Recruitment, 1978-2004

0.0 linear feet (6 folders). Box 28, Folder 10 to Box 28, Folder 15.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains information about people, who were engaged in recruitment for Israel and its struggle.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 10 Freeman, Harold - Canada 1978-1979 request_box
28 11 Glanz, Alex - US 1986-1987 request_box
28 12 Parsons, Jizrak - US 1987 request_box
28 13 Schecter, Joe - Canada 1986-1989 request_box
28 14 Shulemson, Sydney - Canada 1978-1993 request_box
28 15 Zucker, David - US 2003-2004 request_box

Sub-Series 5: Kibbutz, 1995-2008

0.0 linear feet (7 folders). Box 28, Folder 16 to Box 28, Folder 22.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains information about people, who volunteered to work on kibbutzim due to a shortage of labor. Most were not considered to be part of the MACHAL, unless they joined the military, but some faced combat in defense of their kibbutz. This subseries contains information about some of those individuals that did.


Below are names of individuals associated with the defense of the kibbutzim but for which no additional information could be found.

Sokol, Shlomo

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 16 Baum (Banai), Ralph 2001 request_box
28 17 Breen, Shabtai 2001-2002 request_box
28 18 Brenner, Zvi 1999-2004 request_box
28 19 Brettler, Lou 2008 request_box
28 20 Friedman, Harold 2001-2003 request_box
28 21 Schwartz, Eugene (Josh) S. 1995 request_box
28 22 Slott, Irving 2004-2008 request_box

Sub-Series 6: IZL (Irgun Zvai Leumi), 1992

0.0 linear feet (1 folder). Box 28, Folder 23.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains information about people, who volunteered in the underground militia IZL (Irgun Zva’I Le'umi).


Below are names of individuals associated with other actions pertaining to the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. Any additional information about them can be found elsewhere in the collection as noted.

Brodetsky, Moshe – See MACHAL - US file
Rottenstein, Ben – See MACHAL - US file

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 23 Kaplan, Raymond 1992 request_box

Sub-Series 7: Marine Carp Incident, 1948-2008

0.0 linear feet (2 folders). Box 28, Folder 24 to Box 28, Folder 25.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains information about the Marine Carp Incident, when an Aliyah Bet transport ship was stopped and escorted to Beirut for the removal of the passengers, where they were imprisoned for four months. This subseries documents the story of the ship, its' crew, and passengers.


Below are names of individuals associated with other actions pertaining to the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. Any additional information about them can be found elsewhere in the collection as noted.

Brettler, Lou – See Kibbutz file

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 24 Marine Carp Incident 1948-2008 request_box
28 25 Alper, George 1948-1993 request_box
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Series V: Books and Memoirs, undated, 1948-2008

The series is in English.
1.75 linear feet (3.5 manuscript boxes). Box 28, Folder 26 to Box 31, Folder 18.
Arrangement:

This series has been divided into sub-series.

Scope and Content:

This series documents the efforts of MACHAL and Aliyah Bet veterans and volunteers to tell there story through books and memoirs. Items include information about people, other than MACHAL or Aliyah Bet, who volunteered and helped Israel before and after the war, by volunteering or by acquiring materials for Israel.

Sub-Series 1: Books and Manuscripts, undated, 1953-2008

1.25 linear feet (2.5 manuscript boxes). Box 28, Folder 26 to Box 31, Folder 3.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged by the author’s last name.

Scope and Content:

Books and manuscripts that tell the story of MACHAL and the era.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 26 Book - Burstein, Samuel - Rabbi with Wings :
Story of a Pilot
1965 request_box
28 27 Book - Kaplan, Cyril J. - In Three Wars : A Personal and Orthopaedic Perspective 2008 request_box
28 28 Book - Livingston, Harold - No Trophy, No Sword : An American Volunteer in the Israeli Air Force During the 1948 War of Independence 1994 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
29 1 Book - Ondra, Winona Hollar - Lonesome and Coping 1997 request_box
29 2 Book - Porath, Zipporah - Letters from
Jerusalem : 1947-1948
1987 request_box
29 3 Book - Slater, Leonard - The Pledge 1970 request_box
29 4 Manuscript - Baranan, Aaron - Sons of Jacob : MAHAL 1948-1950 1987 request_box
29 5 Manuscript - Dahms, Evelyn – Goyim : Or What is a Nice Goy Like You Doing in A War Like This? 1994 request_box
29 6 Manuscript - Epstein, Stanley W. - They Came to
Help : They Were Volunteers from Abroad
2006 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
30 1 Manuscript - Heaps, Leo - Israel, Shalom undated request_box
30 2 Manuscript - Heckelman, Joseph - Did MAHAL Matter? 1968 request_box
30 3 Manuscript - Lewis, Norman N. - Tradewinds – Memoir 1953 request_box
30 4 Manuscript - Malik, Louie – “Lasky” 2000 request_box
30 5 Manuscript - Nomis, Leo – The Desert
Hawks : A Story of Israel’s War of Independence
undated request_box
30 6 Manuscript - Patzert, Rudolph undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
31 1 Manuscript - Shimshoni, Daniel undated request_box
31 2 Manuscript - Swing, Julian – God’s Little Air Force 1995 request_box
31 3 Manuscript - Teperson, David - The
Volunteer : the Success Story of a Dyslexic
1999 request_box

Sub-Series 2: Memoirs, undated, 1948-2008

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box). Box 31, Folder 4 to Box 31, Folder 18.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged by the author’s last name.

Scope and Content:

Personal stories of Americans and Canadians who helped Israel to become an independent state.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
31 4 Bergman, Elihu – Welcome to Cyprus : Some Memoirs of a Blockade Runner undated request_box
31 5 Brody, Hyman - Memoir undated request_box
31 6 Burstein, Samuel 1954 request_box
31 7 Chertoff, Mordecai S. – The State is Born : A Personal Memoir 2005 request_box
31 8 Cohen, William - 1948-1949 : A Volunteer Looks Back undated request_box
31 9 Commanday, Maurice 1998 request_box
31 10 Druker, Lionel undated request_box
31 11 Gutmann, David 1991 request_box
31 12 Halperin, Sidney – Musings 1996 request_box
31 13 King, Elihu - Memoirs of Elihu King 2008 request_box
31 14 Patzert, Rudolph - Scrapbook 1994-1995 request_box
31 15 Pomerantz, Elsie undated request_box
31 16 Rimon, Pinchas 1997 request_box
31 17 Sirlin, Harvey – My 2nd Most Memorable Year 1948-2004 request_box
31 18 Sprung, Stewart (Bob) undated request_box
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Series VI: Audiovisual Material, undated, 1985-2008

The series is in English.
2.0 linear foot (4.0 manuscript boxes). Box 32 to Box 35.
Arrangement:

This series has been divided into three sub-series.

Scope and Content:

A small part of the collection is a group of videotapes with different events of AVI, including individual remembrances, and footage of the era. The series also contains audiocassette tapes of interviews, many of them conducted by Michel Finegood.

Sub-Series 1: Audiocassettes, undated, 1985-1993

0.25 linear feet (0.5 manuscript boxes). Box 32.
Arrangement:

Due to the nature of the interviews and the technical features of audiocassettes this subseries has been arranged loosely by interviewee last name. Additional audiocassettes with that interviewee are listed next.

Scope and Content:

These audiocassettes contain interviews conducted by Michael Finegood, David Bercuson, and Jim McGunigal with volunteers of MACHAL and Aliyah Bet. The majority of these tapes have been transcribed by the interviewers. Available transcripts can be found in the folders listed above under the subject’s name. It is difficult to know what information exists on each tape due to the lack of information about the content of the tape other than the title. The titles listed below consist of all information found on the audiocassette and if available its' case. It is apparent that some of the interviews are continued on more than one audiocassette and that some cassettes have more than one interview. That being said there is little organization to this sub-series. The audiocassettes are organized loosely by the interviewee’s name, with additional tapes with the subject’s name listed next.

Box TitleDate
32   Side A and B: Interview of Robert Dawn (IAF) undated
32   Side A: From Darline Transcripts (Fred or Evelyn Dahms) Side B: Continuation of Interview with Robert Dawn undated
32   Side A: Interview from video of Alvin Weingrod / Side B: Additional Interview of Robert Dawn undated
32   Side A: Interview of Walter Reiter / Side B: Interview of Jack Doyle undated
32   Side A: Interview of Jack Doyle / Side B: Continuation of Jack Doyle Interview - Interview of Wally Reiter undated
32   Side A: Interview of Ben Dunkelman; Nathan Miller; Leo Majzels / Side B: Interview of Jack Doyle undated
32   Side A: Interview with Nathan Miller / Side B: Continuation of Nathan Miller Interview - Interviews with Leo Majzels; Goldstein; Walter Reiter; Ben Dunkelman undated
32   Side A: Interview of Leo Majzels and Morry Cooper / Side B: Gideon Lichtman and Ansel Garfin undated
32   Side A: End of Gideon Lichtman and Ansel Garfin Interview / Side B: Interview of Lazarus Kahansky, Mitchell Flint and Clifford Wilson undated
32   Side A: Interview of Lazarus Kahan to 1984 and excerpts from Jim McGunigal’s letters / Side B: Continuation of Interview of Ansel Garfin - Interview of Mitchell Flint undated
32   Side A: Continuation of Interview with Leo Majzels and Morry Cooper by Jim McGunigal / Side B: Continuation of Interview with Gideon Lichtman and Ansel Garfin undated
32   Side A: Interview of Nat Kroetince (Sheila) / Side B: Interview of Marvin Lebow undated
32   Side A: Interview of John McElroy (IAF) Jim McGunigal transcript undated
32   Interview of John McElroy - Side A: WWII Experiences / Side B: Czechoslovakian Airplanes undated
32   Interview of John McElroy Part 2 and Excerpts undated
32   "My comments on McElroy" undated
32   Interview of Engee Caller at Kfar Blum Archives - Side A: Dave Fendell / Side B: Pinchas Rimon undated
32   Side A: Interview of David Fendell and Akiva Skidell / Side B: Interview of Arieh Malkin undated
32   Side A: Interview of Arthur Goldberg / Side B: Interview of Yehuda Sela undated
32   Side A: Additional Interview of Yehuda Sela / Side B: Interview of other members of Kibbutz Hatzor undated
32   Side A: Interview of Benno Katz / Side B: Interview of Mike Flint undated
32   Side A: Interview of Harold "Hal" Katz / Side B: Interview of Norman Dlin undated
32   Side A: Continuation of Harold Katz Interview - Part 1 of Interview of Ben “Red” Sturrey / Side B: Continuation of Interview of Ben "Red" Sturrey undated
32   Jim McGunigal interviewing Dennis Wilson, Harvey Serulnikov (Serlin) and Harold Katz undated
32   Side A: Interview of Dave Gen and start of interview with Dahms / Side B: Interview with Dahms undated
32   Side A: Interview of David Gen (Part II) / Side B: Interview of David Fendell - Interview of Akiva Skidell undated
32   Interview of David Panar – from transcript by Jim McGunigal undated
32   Dave Gutman – Righteous Gentiles and the Paducah (Geula); Compliments the Patzert manuscript. undated
32   Jim McGunigal's letters to Barney Cohen – Dave Gutman's “Righteous Gentiles” and notes on the Paducah to Rudolph Patzert undated
32   Interview with Rudolph Patzert by Terry Gross on Fresh Air, NPR undated
32   Interview of Rudolph Patzert (Tape 2) undated
32   Interview of Gad "Pan York" undated
32   Interview of Gad - Part 1 and 2 undated
32   Side A: Interview of Ron and Hava / Side B: Interview of Gad - Part 3 undated
32   Side A: Interview of Gad 4 "Ulua" / Side B: Interview of Gad "Pan York" undated
32   Side A: Interview of Kipi / Side B: Irit undated
32   Interview of Venia undated
32   Reunion with Yoske Almog in New York 1988 August
32   Reunion with Yoske Almog in New York – Conclusion 1988 August
32   Side A and B: Interview of Harry Kay undated
32   Side A: Continuation of Interview of Harry Kay / Side B: Interview of Eric Ray undated
32   Interview of Aaron Finkel / Interview of Lee Silverman / Part 1 of Interview with Ivan Hiller undated
32   Commanday Tape: Interview of Finkel / Part 1 of Interview of Rudolph Augarten / Interview of Joe Villard undated
32   Side A: Interview of Bill Millman / Side B: Interview of Max Brown and Mickey Olfman undated
32   Interview of Sam Moss RE: Alvin Ellis 1993 May 16
32   Interview of Avrom Siegel by Jim McGunigal 1985 February
32   Side A: Interviews of Al Brownstein, Willie Rostoker, Art Bernstein, Murray Aronoff, Samuel Marcus / Side B: Interview of Manny Matlin undated
32   Side A and B: Interview of Ginossar after NCOW session undated
32   Interview of Finkel "Red" Bleviss undated
32   Interviews of Gerry Gross and Jim McGunigal (Original and Duplicate) 1985

Sub-Series 2: DVDs, undated, 1998-2008

0.25 linear feet (0.5 manuscript boxes). Box 32.
Arrangement:

DVDs have been arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Scope and Content:

Several commercial films and shows have been made about MACHAL and Aliyah Bet volunteers and their role in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. This sub-series contains DVD copies of 12 of these productions.

Box TitleDate
32   Exodus Desperate Voyage undated
32   Exodus 1947 undated
32   Guns of Israel - Jason Fenton undated
32   Israel AA - Sy Cohen Films 2003
32   Israel at 60 - Thirteen WNET New York 2008
32   Israel: Birth of a Nation undated
32   It’s Their Country Too undated
32   MACHAL: The Foreign Volunteers undated
32   MACHAL: Jubilee Reunion 1998
32   My Brother’s Keeper - Produced by Cinema Angels and Ira A. Feinberg undated
32   Promises undated
32   They Were All We Had (MACHAL 1948-1949 : Volunteers
in the War of Independence : Book and War Videos) - 2 discs
undated

Sub-Series 3: Videocassettes, undated, 1987-2000

1.5 linear feet (3.0 manuscript boxes). Box 33 to Box 35.
Arrangement:

Videocassettes have been organized in alphabetical order by title.

Scope and Content:

A small part of the collection is a group of VHS videotapes with different events of AVI, including individual remembrances, and footage of the era.

Box TitleDate
33   1948-1998 MACHAL Jubilee Reunion 1998 April 27 - May 4
33   Ada Sereni Seminar (part 2) / Memorial Service – AVI Memorial Forest / Reception for Ship Crews and Passengers – Ha-Aretz / Museum, Tel-Aviv (part 1) 1987 July 2-3
33   Adrian Phillips – Aliyah Bet, Hatikvah crossing, Cyprus, Atlith 2000 July 5
33   Al Ellis Presentation tape at AVI “War time Experience of Mini RPV’s” 1991
33   Al Ellis Prize - Navy Battle Footage, Israel Today undated
33   American Veterans of Israel Marcus Memorial, West Point, NY / Promise to keep - Canada 1988
33   Arthur Bernstein interview for TV presentation on Israel’s 50th. (3 copies?) 1998 April
33   AVI 1990 – Al Ellis 1990
33   AVI 93 – from Al and Ilene Ellis 1993
33   AVI 93 – from Al and Ilene Ellis – Navy Commandos 1993
33   The Exodus 1947 Project : a Documentary Film Proposal - 9 minutes demonstration sample undated
33   Haifa by Night / Illegal Immigrant Museum – Haifa / Maritime Museum – Captains and Research – Haifa 1987 June 25-26
33   Individual Remembrances – Hotel Nof Carmel, Haifa 1987 June 27
33   Irving Meltzer’s experience in the birth of the State of Israel undated
Box TitleDate
34   Israel's 50th Celebration on WB2-TV Boston - Featuring interviews by Jane Feinberg 1998
34   Israel’s forgotten heroes, a production of WPBT Channel 2. Directed by Jerry Levine, narrated by Hal Linden (1 hr) 1998
34   “Israel’s Forgotten Heroes” with prologue and post script By Ralph Lowenstein undated
34   Las Vegas Reunion undated
34   The Last Sea (The Exodus last footage, Patzert( (90 min) undated
34   MACHAL (Foreign Volunteers from Abroad): Part of the story – Creation of Israel (tape 1) undated
34   MACHAL (Foreign Volunteers from Abroad): Part of the story – Creation of Israel (tape 2) undated
34   Museum of Jewish Heritage – Interview with I. Meltzer (1.5 hrs) undated
34   Palestine undated
34   PBS airing ABC’s Night Line from the Holy Land: Koppel – Debate Jews and Arabs undated
34   Reception w/Pres. Herzog / Old City of Jerusalem / Ada Sereni Seminar – Hilton Hotel, Jerusalem (part 1) 1987 July 1-2
34   Reception for Ship Crews and Passengers – Ha-Aretz / Museum, Tel-Aviv (entire) 1987 July 3
34   “Running the Palestine Blockade” Lecture by Capt. Rudolph Patzert. Holocaust Memorial Center, West Bloomfield, MI (Seminar for educators on the Holocaust) 1994 July 12
Box TitleDate
35   “The Secret Mission”. Award winning Interview of Irving Meltzer and Marvin Weiss by Janet Jaller Weiss (1 hr) undated
35   Seminar on How Recruited (and many stories) – Kibbutz Ginosar – Galilee (part 1) 1987 June 29
35   Seminar on How Recruited (part 2) and Pre-1946 Aliyah Bet Seminar - Hilton Hotel, Jerusalem 1987 June 29 - July 1
35   Sunday Morning – Lowenstein undated
35   They Were All We Had : Birth of Israel Air Force - Paz/Livingston undated
35   Untitled Video undated
35   Videos taken during AVI Meetings, Israel 1987 June 25 - July 1
35   We Were There : Israel’s 1948 War of Independence : Tribute to the Veterans. The 1948 War Veterans Tribute Evening, Toronto 1998 November 9
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Series VII: Photographs, undated, 1939-2010

The series is in English.
3.5 linear feet (7.5 manuscript boxes) Box 36, Folder 1 to Box 43, Folder 9.
Arrangement:

This series has been divided into sub-series.

Scope and Content:

This series consist of images displayed on paper, photograph paper, photograph negative, and CD-ROM. There are few originals.

Sub-Series 1: Aliyah Bet and MACHAL – US, undated, 1987-1999

0.375 linear feet (0.75 manuscript boxes). Box 36, Folder 1 to Box 36, Folder 11.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains photos, some scanned and are also on discs.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
36 1 Aliyah Bet undated request_box
36 2 Aliyah Bet and Navy – Ships undated request_box
36 3 Army undated request_box
36 4 El Al Plane undated request_box
36 5 Israeli Air Force - Photos undated request_box
36 6 Israel Forest – American and Canadian Dead undated request_box
36 7 Israeli Navy undated request_box
36 8 Killed in Action undated request_box
36 9 Miscellaneous People undated request_box
36 10 Miscellaneous Photographs undated request_box
36 11 Reunions and Mickey Marcus Memorials Ceremonies - AVI undated, 1987-1999 request_box

Sub-Series 2: Personal Files, undated, 1939-2010

3.625 linear feet (7.125 manuscript boxes). Box 36, Folder 12 to Box 43, Folder 9.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains some photographs, some scanned prints and CD-ROMs of scanned prints.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
36 12 Alexander, Samuel 1949-1997 request_box
36 13 Auerbach, Harold 1948-2000 request_box
36 14 Augarten, Rudolph undated request_box
36 15 Behr, Michael undated, 1998 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
37 1 Behr, Stanley – Pictures on CD-ROM undated request_box
37 2 Behr, Stanley – Prints (1 of 2) undated request_box
37 3 Behr, Stanley – Prints (2 of 2) undated request_box
37 4 Ben-Gurion, David undated request_box
37 5 Bernstein, Arthur undated, 1946-1948 request_box
37 6 Bernstein, William (Bill) undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
377Binder, Howardundated, 1948-1949request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
37 8 Blum, Kenneth undated, 1948-2000 request_box
37 9 Boshes, Sam undated request_box
37 10 Broad, Shepard 1946-1990 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3711Broder, Marvin1948-1949request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
37 12 Burstein, Samuel 1948 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
381Cadloft, Syd1948request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
38 2 Chetner, Dov undated, 1949-2000 request_box
38 3 Cohen, Aaron undated request_box
38 4 Cohen, Barnet 1949-2000 request_box
38 5 Cohen, Harvey undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
386Cohen, W (1 of 3)undated, 1948-1949request_box
387Cohen, W (2 of 3)undated, 1948-1949request_box
388Cohen, W (3 of 3)undated, 1948-1949request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
38 9 Commanday, Ruth 1948-2003 request_box
38 10 Dlin, Norman undated, 1948 request_box
38 11 Druker, Lionel undated request_box
38 12 Dunkelman, Ben undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
39 1 Eisner, Harry 1948 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
392Feinberg, Ira1948-1949request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
39 3 Finkel, Aaron undated, 1948-1949 request_box
39 4 Firestone, Walter 1993 request_box
39 5 Fitchett, Leonard undated request_box
39 6 Freedman, Nathan (1 of 3) undated, 1945-1949 request_box
39 7 Freedman, Nathan (2 of 3) undated, 1945-1949 request_box
39 8 Freedman, Nathan (3 of 3) undated, 1945-1949 request_box
39 9 Gage, Jeff undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3910Gelberg, Williamundated, 1948-1949request_box
3911Gen, Davidundated, 1948request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
40 1 Gold, Jack undated request_box
40 2 Graber, Ariel undated, 1948 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
403Hanovice, Davidundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
40 4 Heckelman, Joseph 1944-2001 request_box
40 5 Heimfeld, Lou undated request_box
40 6 Herzl, Theodor undated request_box
40 7 Joffe, Yale (1 of 2) 1948-2000 request_box
40 8 Joffe, Yale (2 of 2) 1948-2000 request_box
40 9 Kaminetzky, Paul (Kaye) 1947-1948 request_box
40 10 Kantzer, Henry 1948-2000 request_box
40 11 Kaplan, David 1947-2000 request_box
40 12 Kaplansky, Ed undated, 1947-1989 request_box
40 13 Katz, William (Bill) undated, 1948-1963 request_box
40 14 Kessler (Pelzig), Gloria undated, 1948 request_box
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411Kite, Arnold1983request_box
412Klorman, Stanleyundated, 1948-1949request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
41 3 Kurtz, Raymond 1948-1949 request_box
41 4 Landow, Joe 1948-1949 request_box
41 5 Leeds, Robert undated, 1948-2000 request_box
41 6 Levinson, Morton undated, 1948-2001 request_box
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41 7 Lichter, George undated, 1948-1950 request_box
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41 8 Lichtman, William undated, 1940-2006 request_box
41 9 Lombard, Daniel undated request_box
41 10 Lowenstein, Ralph undated, 1948-2010 request_box
41 11 Lugech, Edward undated request_box
41 12 Macarov, David 1947-1999 request_box
41 13 Malik, Louis 1948 request_box
41 14 Maor, Nir undated request_box
41 15 Marcus, David undated request_box
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42 1 Marks, Bernard undated, 1947 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
42 2 McGunigal, James undated, 1948-1949 request_box
42 3 Meir, Golda undated request_box
42 4 Meltzer, Irving undated, 1942-2007 request_box
42 5 Moonitz, Norman undated request_box
42 6 Moster, Ralph 1948-2004 request_box
42 7 Nachman, Harvey 1948-2007 request_box
42 8 Ondra, Mike and Winona 2000 request_box
42 9 Paiss, Harold undated request_box
42 10 Panar, David undated request_box
42 11 Patzert, Rudolph 1947-1989 request_box
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4212Perlman, Frank1948-1949request_box
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42 13 Polansky, Elliot undated request_box
42 14 Postell, William undated, 1948-2004 request_box
42 15 Rifkin, Shepard 1947-1994 request_box
42 16 Sassoon, Vidal undated request_box
42 17 Schindler, Irwin undated request_box
42 18 Schlumschlag, Mildred undated, 1948-1998 request_box
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43 1 Schmetterling, Irving undated,1946-1999 request_box
43 2 Sela, Yehuda undated, 1946-1999 request_box
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433Shulman, Paulundated, 1949request_box
434Singer, Samundated, 1948request_box
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43 5 Spiegelman, Simon 1948-2000 request_box
43 6 Steinberg, Joseph 1948-2000 request_box
43 7 Sturrey, Ben undated, 1948-1949 request_box
43 8 Sushman, Benjamin undated, 1946-1999 request_box
43 9 Ulian, Richard 1948-2005 request_box
43 10 Wadman, Charles undated, 1949-1990 request_box
43 11 Weinsaft, Harry undated, 2004 request_box
43 12 Weinstein, Cyril undated, 1948 request_box
43 13 Weiss Brothers undated, 1939 request_box
43 14 Weiss, Robert undated, 2000 request_box
43 15 Wolman, Marcia undated, 1968-1999 request_box
43 16 Zeira, Frieda undated, 1947-1999 request_box
43 17 Zychick, Eugene undated, 1948-2000 request_box
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44Copy Negatives, 4x5 format from Personal Files folders of S. Behr, I. Feinberg, N. Freeman, D. Hanovice, Y. Joffe, B. Marks, F. Perlman, J. Steinberg, and R. Ulianrequest_box
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