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Bergen-Belsen machzor

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    Consists of a machzor (Rosh Hashanah prayer book), which was discovered by Sergeant John Waholek outside the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp immediately after the camp was liberated in April 1945. The machzor was published in Warsaw, Poland, in 1940. Sergeant Waholek, a member of the American Army, was sent to Bergen-Belsen to deliver supplies to the British forces that liberated the camp.
    publication/distribution:  1940
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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Walter Waholek

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    1 folder

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    Walter Waholek donated this book to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on May 26, 2010. His father, Sgt. John Waholek, discovered the book outside the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.
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