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Prayer book for Rosh Hashanah inscribed by the family

Publication | Accession Number: 1999.177.3 a-b

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.

Title
Gebete am Neuen Jahr mit Deutscher Uebersekung. Geordent und uberfekt von W. Heidenheim
Series Title
Festagliches Gebetbuch, geordnet und uberfest von W. Heidenheim
Date
1856  (publication)
Geography
publication : Rodelheim (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Language
Hebrew
German
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert and C. Jeanne Rosenwald
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