Memorial Ceremony for Sarah Aaronsohn, 1933
Sarah Aaronsohn was leader of the NILI espionage ring whose members acted as spies for the British in an attempt to overthrow the Turkish rulers. Aaronsohn was caught and tortured by the Turkish authorities until she committed suicide under house arrest on 9 October, 1917.
Bnei Binyamin was an organization founded in 1921 in an attempt to save the moshavot—rural Jewish settlements that were established in Israel at the time of Turkish rule— from impending financial crisis. Land in the moshavot, as opposed to the kibbutzim and moshavim, was privately owned. Bnei Binyamin served as the representative body of the moshavot. Many of the founding members of the organisation were the children of farmers from established moshavot, and Sarah's brother Alexander Aaronsohn was its president. The organisation itself founded two new moshavot: Ness Ziona (originally called Kfar Aharon) and Herzliya.
This poster illustrates the depth of feelings towards Sarah Aaronsohn even years after her death.
This poster could be used in a Jewish History lessons when discussing the Third Aliyah, NILI and the history of the Yishuv at the beginning of the twentieth century. Hebrew teachers could use this poster to teach about the language and design used in advertisements and the development of the Hebrew language over the years.
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Organisation of Agricultural Youth of Bnei Binyamin in Eretz Israel
VISITING THE GRAVE OF
SARAH AARONSOHN Of Blessed Memory
On Tuesday, 20 Tishrei , Hol Hamoed Sukkot, 5694, 10 October, 1933 the traditional visit to Sarah Aaronsohn's (Z”L) grave will be held in Zichron Ya’akov.
Automobiles will leave Tel Aviv at exactly 8 am and will pass through Netanya, Wadi Huarat, Hadera, Pardes Hannah, and Binyamina to Zichron Yaakov and return on the same day.
Registration at the headquarters of the Organization of Agricultural Youth of Bnei Binyamin on Allenby Street, the corner of Yehuda HaLevy (next to the main post office) and at the automobile office of Netanya, at the shopping centre, 17 Merhavya Street.
Registration until Sunday, 18 Tishrei, 8 October.
This poster announces an organised visit to Sarah Aaronsohn's grave on the anniversary of her death. It provides details about the date, transportation, and registration.