9.75 Linear feet 9 manuscript boxes, 1 small manuscript box, and 3 flat boxes.
The collection contains family members' personal, business and organizational correspondence and records, photographs, articles and clippings, identification and travel documents and maps, educational records, scrapbooks, original writings and poetry.
The Weinshall (Vinshal or Venshal) family, of Russian origin, were educated in Europe and were members of the legal, medical and literary professions. They were active Zionists, and upon emigrating to Palestine, they used their education and skills to help in developing its Jewish community and, later, in building the State of Israel. Abraham Weinshall worked as a secretary for Ze'ev Jabotinsky, the Revisionist Zionist leader during the 1920s. He was also an expert on real estate law, and was intrumental in obtaining land for Jewish settlements. He was the head of a Zionist organization called B'nei Horin, a member of the Freemasons and the Rotary International Club. His wife, Zina Weinshall, studied natural sciences and dance, wrote poetry, plays and taught dance. The Weinshall's son, Saul, was killed in the Israeli War of Independence. Their daughter Judith Weinshall Liberman, of Newton, Massachusetts, is an artist in a wide variety of media. Also of note was Abraham's father, Dr. Ben-Zion Ze'ev Weinshall, who moved to Palestine in 1922 and established the first Israeli hospital for tuberculosis. Another son, Jacob, was an army physician in Russia, later joined with Joseph Trumpeldor in working to establish a Jewish army, subsequently settling in Palestine as a doctor and Zionist activist, establishing a bi-weekly Zionist paper "The Chevra".
Collection is available to researchers deemed to be qualified by the Archivist.
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Materials are in English, Hebrew, Russian, French and German.