Jerusalem, 1939.

Jerusalem, 1939.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


'Making Jerusalem safer for its inhabitants.' Photograph by Zvi Orushkes (Oron) of a carpenter at work on a stone gateway. The British Mandate for Palestine, created after the First World War and approved by the League of Nations, was international recognition for the stated purpose of 'establishing in Palestine a national home for the Jewish people'.

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