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Prayer book

Object | Accession Number: 2004.19.4

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Hebrew prayer book given to 10 year old Anna Zajac at the Ahavah Children's home in Germany in 1936. She took it with her when she escaped to Great Britain on a Kindertransport in December 1938. 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. Another 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
    Siddur schaare tefillah : Gebetbuch fur Synagoge, Schule und Haus
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1914
    Geography
    publication: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anna Leist
    Contributor
    Publisher: J. Kauffmann
    Editor: J.B. Levy
    Printer: Lehrberger & Co.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Hebrew German
    Physical Description
    cloth; 294 p.
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    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.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:11:48
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