Document, in Hebrew, Irgun "Iron Fund," oblong 2.5 x 7 inches, n.p., n.d. IRGUN, Vladimir Jabotinsky.
IRGUN, Vladimir Jabotinsky

Document, in Hebrew, Irgun "Iron Fund," oblong 2.5 x 7 inches, n.p., n.d.

The document is a receipt for a donation of "1.000 " lira for the "'Iron Fund' Only Thus for the Irgun zvai leumi in Eretz Israel." A statement on the upper left of the receipt reads, "The first thing is iron. Let them gather iron, give all they have for iron, their money, their wheat, their oil, their wine, their flocks, their wives and daughters. Everything should go for iron, nothing is more precious than iron. 'Samson' by Zev Jabotinsky." Under this, "To Victory To Freedom." "Samson" refers to Jabotinsky's 1928 essay of the same name. In the receipt, "iron" referred to weapons needed for a Jewish state to be established.

Irgun, one of the military organizations fighting for the establishment of Israel, clashed with Hagannah for leadership of the Zionist movement prior to Israeli statehood. Irgun's Iron Fund was set up during one of these disagreements.

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