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LOT 18:

'There is a life worse than death and there is death bigger than life' - the issue of 'Herut' newspaper which was ...

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'There is a life worse than death and there is death bigger than life' - the issue of 'Herut' newspaper which was published after the hanging of 'The Gallows' - a first publication of the letters of Moshe Gruner, Meir Feinstein, and Moshe Barzani before their death. May 1947


'In 48 hours, the killers will come, in such moments no man can lie. So believe me if I say that if I had to start all over again - I would do the same thing , even if I knew it's Brings to the gallows'. An historical issue of the Herut Newspaper from May 1947 (issue 72), which reviews the recent moments of the "gallows immigrants" sentenced to death by hanging by the British - the first publication of the letters by Dov Gruner, Meir Feinstein, and Moshe Barzani before their death.


In the special memo published about a month after the twelve Israeli fighters were executed by the British, as a punishment for a series of offenses prohibiting the use of firearms, attempted murder, and assassination of British soldiers. the last letters of the Three were first brought to the public'We stayed alive to ensure life, freedom and respect for us, our people, our sons  for generations ... We should not be scared. We have learned ... that there is a life worse than death and there is death bigger than life' '[Meir Finstein said in the British Court quoted on the cover of the issue]. Under the headline: 'In the last moments ...' appear the letters of Meir Feinstein and Moshe Barzani who wrote to their friends before their death 'We are proudly marching towards death'. The editor's article is saturated with admiration for Those executed:"They did not sign, they did not surrender and did not bow - so we live today thanks to them", as well as harsh criticism against British rule named 'The neo Nazi British  rule' and 'regime of hanging'.


The Three:

Meir Feinstein [1927-1947]: Caught after placing bombs in suitcases at the Jerusalem train station that resulted in the killing of a British police officer who tried to dismantle. He committed suicide in the prison cell along with Moshe Barzani on April 21, 1947, about four hours before the date set for their execution.

Moshe Barzani [1926-1947]: Caught carrying a grenade, and charged with attempting to assassinate the military commander of Jerusalem.

Dov Gruner [1912-1947]: Arrested during the attack on Ramat Gan police. Executed on April 16, 1947.


[2] p. Restoration in the bottom right corner with no text damage. Good condition.


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