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Announcement for a prayer and public fast in honor of victims of the Holocaust

Object | Accession Number: 2010.230.1

Small poster announcing a prayer assembly in memory of victims of the Holocaust at the Churvat Yehuda Ha-Chasid synagogue in Jerusalem on December 21, 1943. It includes a commemorative prayer for a fast day to be held on Wednesday, the 24th of Kislev [December 21, 1943], the day of Hanukkah. Among the attendees was the Imrei Emet of Gur, Avraham Mordechai Alter. The prayer is based upon an adaptation of a traditional prayer chanted for the dead at funerals, El Male Rahamim, adapted to honor "the souls of many hundreds of thousands of Israel, men, women, boys and girls who were murdered and slaughtered..." in German controlled and occupied countries in Europe.

Artwork Title
Memorial Prayer for the Great Day of Fasting
Date
1943 December 21  (commemoration)
Geography
issue : Jerusalem (Palestine) (historic); Jerusalem
Language
Hebrew
Classification
Posters
Category
Fliers
Object Type
Handbills (tgm)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:15
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