First Book of Moses, Genesis, inscribed by family
DAS ERSTE BUCH MOSE
Books and Published Materials
Books and pamphlets
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert and C. Jeanne Rosenwald
Edition of Genesis, the First book of Moses, saved by the Rosenwald family who fled Nazi Germany for the United States. The first of five books of Moses with Ashkenazi translation, published in 1852, in London, England, by Johanan Christian Reichardt, a Christian missionary who worked to convert Jews to Christianity. It was signed by Hermann Rosenwald in 1863, and has two pages inscribed with Hebrew text and Yiddish annotations. The inscriptions are a list of each parsha, Bible section, read on the major and minor holidays, as well as fast days. It begins with Rosh Hashanah and ends with the instruction that on all holidays, except the High Holidays, the maftir, the last person called to read from the Torah, must read Parashat Pinchas, Numbers 25:10-30:1. Also included is the name Yitzhak son of Baruch. Hermann’s Hebrew name was likely Yitzchak, and his father Benedix’s (1800-1840) Baruch.
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Also in Rosenwald, Block, and Kupferschlag family collection
The collection consists of a Bible, with the Old and New Testament in one volume, and four Jewish prayer books relating to the experiences of the Rosenwald, Block, and Kupferschlag families in Germany before the Holocaust.
Date: approximately 1944
Edition of Luther's version of the Bible, Old and New Testament, two volumes in one, saved by the Rosenwald family who fled Nazi Germany for the United States. It is inscribed with a name and a verse from Isaiah.
Machzor, a Jewish High Holiday prayer book, for the New Year saved by the Rosenwald family who fled Nazi Germany for the United States. It was signed by Jeanette David Rosenwald (1836 – 1902) in 1861, the same year she married Hermann Rosenwald (1832-1899) in Bunde, Germany. On the front and back flyleaves, is a handwritten list of Hermann and Jeanette’s 12 children, their Hebrew birthdates, Hebrew names, and death dates for those that did not live to adulthood. Also included are the English calendar dates where they differ from the Hebrew date because the child was born after sunset. Seven children survived childhood and had families of their own: Bendix, Thekla, Ida, Laura, Sophie, Gustav, and Paul. Bendix and Laura died before the Holocaust, but members of their families and those of their 5 living siblings immigrated to the United States as part of the rescue effort of their American Rosenwald relatives. A letter on blue paper, "für Jeanette Rosenwald, 13 Oktober 1872, HR" was found in the book.
Machzor, Jewish High Holiday prayer book, saved by the Rosenwald family who fled Nazi Germany for the United States.
Sapha Berurah [plain language] Jewish prayer book saved by the Rosenwald family who fled Nazi Germany for the United States.