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Prayer book for Passover days 1 and 2 owned by a British soldier and German Jewish emigre

Publication | Accession Number: 2016.203.16

1832 German translation of a Passover prayer book recorded in Hebrew owned by Norbert Müller (later Norman Miller), a 15 year old German Jewish refugee who came to London, England in September 1939. The front cover is inscribed by Norbert’s maternal great grandmother, Sara Jacobs. On November 9, 1938, during Kristallnacht in Nuremberg, Germany, the apartment Norbert shared with his parents, Sebald and Laura, younger sister, Suse, and grandmother, Clara Jüngster, was ransacked by local men with axes. In late August 1939, Norbert, managed to leave Germany for London, with a Kindertransport [Children's Transport] two days prior to the start of World War II. Norbert was able to exchange letters with his family until communications ceased in May 1941. In 1944, Norbert enlisted in the British army and changed his name. In early 1945, his unit was deployed to Belgium. When Germany surrendered on May 7, his unit was serving occupational duty in Hamburg. After the war, Norman learned that his family had been deported in November 1941, to Riga, Latvia and interned in Jungfernhof concentration camp where they fell ill with typhus and were killed in a mass execution on March 26, 1942. Norman eventually immigrated to the United States and became a citizen in 1955. He married a fellow German, Jewish emigrant, Ingeborg Sommer and they had two sons.

Title
Sefer Krovot hu Machzor
Passover Prayer Book, German translation
Date
1832  (publication)
Geography
publication : Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
use : Nuremberg (Germany)
distribution : Dinslaken (Germany)
Language
Hebrew
Object Type
Judaism--Books (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Norman A. Miller
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Record last modified: 2018-04-17 16:16:50
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