"Welcome Zionists," with Star of David. Used at the international Biltmore Conference at the Biltmore Hotel in New York City, May 6-11, 1942. Blue silk-screened lettering on white cotton, 35 1/2 x 36 inches, some rubbing of letters and frayed along edges.
RARE ZIONIST BANNER AND FLAG FROM WORLD WAR II
Held in New York City at the Biltmore Hotel from May 6 to May 11, 1942, the Biltmore Conference (also called the Extraordinary Zionist Conference) was a major event in modern Jewish history. Because the Zionist Congress could not be held that year due to the war, the New York meeting drew 586 delegates and Zionist leaders from 18 countries. Its political platform differed crucially from earlier Zionist policy in its demand for the creation of a Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine.