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Object | Accession Number: 1999.177.4 a-c

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    Brief Narrative
    Machzor, Jewish High Holiday prayer book, saved by the Rosenwald family who fled Nazi Germany for the United States.
    Gebete fur den Berfohnungsabend, mit Deutscher Uebersekung. Geordnet und uberfest von W. Heidenheim
    Series Title
    Festagliches Gebetbuch, geordnet und uberfest von W. Heidenheim
    publication:  1864
    publication: Rodelheim (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert and C. Jeanne Rosenwald
    Publisher: Lehrberger & Co.
    Editor: Wolf Heidenheim
    Wolf Heidenheim was born in the town of Heidenheim in Bavaria, Germany, in 1757. At a young age, he traveled to Fürth, to study the Talmud under Joesph Steinhardt and Hirsch Janow. He was a scholar of Hebrew grammar of the Masorah. Heidenheim went to Frankfurt am Main, and became a translator and commentator on Jewish liturgy. He founded a publishing house in Roedelheim in 1799, and the mahzor was one of the first books he printed. Heidenheim was the first publisher to review ancient manuscripts and texts and edit the mahzor accordingly. He died on February 23, 1832, in Rödelheim, Germany.

    Physical Details

    Hebrew German
    Physical Description
    Book; 72 p., 384 p. ; 11 p. ; 19 cm. (7.625 x 4.750 x 1.250 in.)
    front title page, Festagliches Gebetbuch, geordnet und uberfest von W. Heidenheim
    title page, Gebete fur den Berfohnungsabend, mit Deutscher Uebersekung. Geordnet und uberfest von W. Heidenheim. Neue, burchaus verbesserte Auflage. Rodelheim, Druck u. Verlag von J. Lehrberger & Comp. 1864. ; facing, Hebrew title page, 1864.
    part 2, first p. heading: Hebrew , Lobdes Unendlichen , von R. Salomo Ben Yehuda Ubben Gabirol. Borerinnerung., facing page Hebrew
    black paper cover. a board b. block c. board.
    overall : paper, ink
    inside front cover, cursive, black ink : HRosenwald / Bunde / 1867.

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    Administrative Notes

    The prayer book was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999 by Robert and C. Jeanne Rosenwald.
    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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