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|Catalog No.||510||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Avraham Chowers in Europe, on a mission for the Jewish Brigade.||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||02296R"M||Similar Items|
|Donor||Chowers Chaja||Similar Items|
|Donor||Koffman Margalit||Similar Items|
|File name||Chowers Avraham - On a mission of the jewish Brigade in Europe||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|Period||After World War II||Similar Items|
|From Date||01/01/1942||Similar Items|
|To Date||31/12/1946||Similar Items|
|databank||Collections Section||Similar Items|
In the file: biography of Avraham Chowers, born in 1922 in Lodz, Poland.
The Chowers family came to Mandate Palestine in 1934. Avraham enlisted in the British army in the summer of 1942 and was sent to Europe to fight the Germans. In 1945 in Belgium where he met dozens of young Jews, survivors of extermination camps. He brought them together in Kasteel Rattendaal (Chateau de Rattendael), a castle near Brussels, where he taught them for a year in preparation for their immigration to Israel. The young people, who styled themselves as a communal group (kibbutz) they called "Baderech" [Hebrew:On the Way], immigrated in two groups: one of them was absorbed in Kibbutz Kiryat Anavim and the second in Kibbutz Heftziba. During the War of Independence these new immigrant youth were drafted to defend their homeland and four of them fell in battle: Arye - Leon Grinbaum, Kuba Laufer, Hans - Zvi Brzezinski and Max Bernstein.
Also in the collection:
- A letter of appreciation to Avraham from the representatives of the He - Chaluts Zionist pioneering organization in Belgium for his work with the young people.
- Photographs of members of the group.
- Correspondence between group members and Chaja Chowers in Palestine.
- Writings by group member Margalit Koffman - Bornstein about Avraham and his work with the young people.
- A booklet in memory of group member Sara Felsenstein.
- Personal documents of Avraham Chowers.
- Badges of the Jewish Brigade badges which Chowers wore on his uniform. Close