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Siddur inscribed with her sister's name brought with a Kindertransport refugee

Publication | Accession Number: 2004.19.1

Previously owned prayer book given to 10 year old Anna Zajac or her 5 year old sister Lydia at the Ahawah Children's home in Germany in 1936. She took it with her when she escaped to Great Britain on a Kindertransport in December 1938. Lydia's name is handwritten inside the front cover. There are other names and stamps from previous owners and sellers. Anna's father, Wolf, was deported from Berlin to Poland in 1935. She and her eight siblings, with their mother, Dora, were planning to join him. But Dora was ill with tuberculosis and, except for the two eldest sons, Felix and Samuel, the children were placed in the Ahawah orphanage in 1936. Dora died on January 5, 1938. Samuel then left for Poland and Felix soon was deported. The brothers joined a Zionist group and, by 1940, escaped to Palestine. Anna and four siblings were sent on the second Kindertransport to Great Britain in December 1938. Her sister Lydia arrived in 1939; the two youngest, twins Hella and Hermann, were sent to Sweden. Anna emigrated to the United States in February 1948. She was soon joined by several of her siblings, all of whom survived the war.

Title
סדור מרגלית טובה : : נוסח אשכנז
Alternate Title
Sid Margalit tova : nosah Ashkenaz
Date
1925  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Przemysl (Poland).
Language
Hebrew
Polish
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anna Leist
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