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Prayer book

Object | Accession Number: 2004.19.1

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    Brief Narrative
    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.
    סדור מרגלית טובה : : נוסח אשכנז
    Alternate Title
    Sid Margalit tova : nosah Ashkenaz
    publication/distribution:  1925
    publication: Przemysl (Poland).
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anna Leist
    Publisher: Simche Freund

    Physical Details

    Hebrew Polish
    Physical Description
    Red cloth spine with blue cloth over boards with both a blind stamp and a gold lettered one;
    392 pages; 9 x 6.5 cm. There are inscriptions and bookseller's stamps inside the front and back covers.
    overall : paper, ink
    front, endpaper, pencil : Lydia Zajak

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    Administrative Notes

    The Hebrew prayer book was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by Anna Leist.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2022-07-28 18:11:48
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