|"American Consulate group" (1898-1946)|
This blog has been able to solve some of the photographic enigmas.
|Second file, with the additional infor-|
mation, "Heiser, American Consul,
fourth from left"
|Who is the rabbi?|
|Earthquake damage in Jerusalem 1927|
Heizer held important diplomatic positions in the Middle East at the beginning of the 20th century, including consul in Trebizond, Turkey in 1915 from where he reported on Ottoman atrocities against Armenians in letters to the American ambassador in Constantinople, Henry Morgenthau.
|Again, who is |
So now we have the name and dates of the American consul-general. But who is the rabbi, who, we suspect from his well-tailored suit, was visiting from the United States sometime between 1923 and 1928? Was he involved in distribution of charity funds to the "Old Yishuv" in Palestine? During World War I, the American consulate played a very important role in distributing the "Haluka" funds, bypassing rapacious Turkish officials.