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Minnesota Israel Bonds Committee

In May 1951, David ben-Gurion launched the sale of Israel Bonds in the U.S. at a rally in New York. Touring the US, calling on American Jews to purchase bonds to aid the financially strapped country, ben-Gurion met with overwhelming success. Over $52 million was loaned to Israel by Americans in the first year of the drive. Bonds helped with infrastructure building and the settlement of Jewish refugees. Prominent Minnesotans in the leadership group included Ben Berger and Dr. Moses Barron

 

Date: 1951

Source: 8 x 10

Format: Black and white commercial photo

Subject: Politics and government; Mixed organizations

Coverage: Minneapolis; Hennepin; Minnesota; United States

Local Identifier: MHS557

Link to our record: reflections.mndigital.org/u?/jhs,502

 

From the Steinfeldt Photography Collection of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

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Taken sometime in 1951