Selden, Harry Louis

Birth Name Selden, Harry Louis
Call Name Harry
Gender male
Age at Death 97 years, 1 month, 13 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1907 Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States of America  

Occupation     Harry Louis Selden was an editor

Event Note

Harry Louis Selden set aside his profession in order to promote the rescue of Jews from the Holocaust

Marriage     Harry Louis Selden married Florence

Membership   American Friends of a Jewish Palestine AFJP  

Event Note

In 1939, Harry Louis Selden read William Ziff's The Rape of Palestine, a critique of the pro-Arab shift in British policy in its mandate of Palestine, which led him to become active in a group with the American Friends of a Jewish Palestine (AFJP).

Event Note

In 1946, Harry Louis Selden took former United States Senator Guy Gillette on a highly publicized fact-finding mission to Palestine. where they inspected British ships used to deport Jewish refugees, and met with the British high commissioner to warn him that American public opinion was turning against Britain over the Palestine issue.

Membership 1946 American League for Free Palestine ALEF also see Bergson Group  

Death February 14, 2004 Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States of America Harry Louis Seldel died at age 96 years, at the Hebrew Home for the Aged



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