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Submitted by Mark Goldstein

Information Picture Question
Category: Photo Identification
Approval Date: 7/25/2021 12:42 PM
Family Surname: Garfinkel
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Hello to all:

I am interested if anyone can help identify where this photo might have taken place. I am under the impression that it was in Palestine around the time of WWI. Is there anything in this photo which would support this, or any other possible location.

Thank you,

Mark Goldstein

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7/11/2021 1:41 PM Hello Mark,

The one thing that is visible is a Mogen David/Jewish Star of David on the left shoulder of what appears to be a military uniform of the man on the right side of the photo.

So, this might suggest that, at that time, one might have been in the Jewish military service in Palestine. If there was a WW going on, I can't imagine someone being out in public in any other part of the world wearing a uniform with a Jewish Star on it.

Just sharing my thoughts with you, so that you can use them in your research process.....Jo
7/15/2021 3:52 AM There was ש Jewish Legion in the British Army in WWI - they had a Star of David on their sleeves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Legion
The Jewish Legion (1917–1921) is an unofficial name used to refer to five battalions of Jewish volunteers, the 38th to 42nd (Service) Battalions of the Royal Fusiliers in the British Army, raised to fight against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

An evolution of the Zion Mule Corps that was raised in 1915 and fought in Gallipoli, the Jewish Legion started being formed in August 1917 with the formation of one Jewish battalion. The legion would incorporate a number of Russian Jews and later Jews from the United States and Canada with the unit reaching five battalions.

See image here: https://img.haarets.co.il/img/1.6547644/1149142873.jpg?precrop=2200,1600,x0,y0&height=1039&width=1429

See also:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14725880701192783


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