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Prayer book for Passover

Object | Accession Number: 1992.8.13

Siddur concerned with the laws of Passover, one volume from a set of 60 titles, from the library of Sol Oster. The book was given to him as a present by his maternal great-uncle, Shalom Danziger who had used the book for years himself. Danziger was a mohel in Berlin, Germany, in the early 20th century. Shalom Dantziger was Sol Oster's great uncle and gave him the Siddur. In 1933, Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany and by the summer, the Nazi dictatorship was firmly established. Increasingly severe sanctions were placed upon Jews. Sol’s father, Isaac, was a prominent member of a major synagogue in Berlin and the family was targeted repeatedly by the SS (Schutzstaffel; Protection Squadrons.) Fourteen year old Sol told his father that he wanted to leave Germany to attend a seminary and, in 1934, he was sent to a yeshiva in Ponevezh ( Panevezys), Lithuania. In December 1936, Sol received a notice to register with the German embassy. Afraid that his passport would be confiscated, Sol applied to a seminary in London and went into hiding. Friends from the yeshiva and a local farmer provided him food and a place to stay. In June 1937, he received his acceptance letter which he needed to get a student visa for England. After completing his studies in London in 1939, he joined his family in the United States, where they had emigrated between 1936 and 1938.

Series Title
one volume from a set of 60 vols.
use:  1900-1943
emigration:  1938
use: Berlin (Germany)
Object Type
Prayer books (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sol Oster
Record last modified: 2021-05-06 11:45:29
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