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The Youngest Nation

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Hadassah extends its hand to the world's newest democracy, Israel. By Carl Greene.

Announcer describes the long war and the long sought peace for the people of Israel. Description of the meeting of the United Nations, featuring a portion of Moshe Sharett's speech, promising that Israel will have open doors to all Jews seeking homes.

Announcer describes all of those who come from Europe hoping to find a home in Israel. Actors portray different types of immigrants migrating to Israel, many with the help of Hadassah. The announcer describes them as pioneers.

Audio of Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion's address to the Constituent Assembly in Tel Aviv. Announcer describes the difficulty of living in an undeveloped nation. Describes tent cities and the scarcity of building supplies.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 68803
Municipal archives id: LT158

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About Hadassah Speaks

Serial drama produced by Hadassah (circa 1940s), The Women’s Zionist Organization of America.

Hadassah has been called the guardian of Israel's children, and this program focuses on the potential and good of Israel's youth. Using the dramatic radio play format, programs often gently solicit donations to support youth initiatives in Israel.

Episodes describe conditions in the world’s “youngest nation,” with particular focus on children refugees from Europe and the state of hospitals and medical care in Israel.  

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