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    Brief Narrative
    Hagada given to Anna Zajac, 10, 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.
    publication/distribution:  1936
    publication: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anna Leist
    Publisher: Lehrberger & Co.
    Author: Selig P. Bamberger
    Selig Pinchas Bamberger was born on November 7, 1872, in Lengnau, Switzerland, to Rabbi Salamon Shlomo Bamberger and Leah Adler Bamberger. He earned his doctorate at the University of Heidelberg and was ordained a Rabbi in Berlin in 1896. In 1900, he went to Hamburg where he worked as a rabbi at the Alte und Neue Klaus Synagogue. The synagogue became a prominent place to study the Talmud under Rabbi Bamberger’s tutelage. Bamberger also edited and translated a large number of halakhic, aggadic, and liturgical texts into German. He died on August 9, 1936, in Hamburg, Germany.

    Physical Details

    Hebrew German
    Object Type
    Judaism--Books (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    cloth, 64 p.
    overall : paper, ink
    front cover, black ink : HAGADA

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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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