Dr. Benjamin Emanuel files (Central Intelligence Agency)

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Freddy Martinez


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Dr. Benjamin Emanuel, father of prominent politician Rahm Emanuel died recently. His death was covered by the Chicago Sun Times.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/3/20895790/benjamin-emanuel-rahm-ari-ezekiel-israel-obituary
https://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/arab-american-group-decries-emanuels-fathers-smear/

Therefore, I request all documents that your office has pertaining to Dr. Benjamin Emanuel. To assist in your records for search, Dr. Emanuel immigrated to the in 1953. He was Born Benjamin Auerbach in Palestine in 1927. Dr. Emanuel was the son of Penina and Ezekiel Auerbach, a Jerusalem pharmacist. The family had fled the pogroms of Eastern Europe in 1905, leaving their home in Odessa, which was then part of the Russian empire and now a city in southern Ukraine.

The family changed its last name to Emanuel in 1933. During the war in 1948 Dr. Emanuel smuggled guns for the Irgun.

He was a long time native of the Chicago-land area.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Freddy Martinez

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

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