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Handbook with booklet and photographs owned by Jewish refugees

Publication | Accession Number: 1992.8.15 a-f

Book and other items found inside the book from the library of Isaac Ossowski that were also used by his son, Sol Oster: a book, Universal-Agende für jüdische Kultursbeamte : Handbuch für den Gebrauch in Synagoge, Schule und Haus [Universal liturgy for Jewish cultural officials: Handbook for use in the Synagogue, School, and House]; a pamphlet with 2 articles on Jewish ceremonial law and custom from the series: Writings of the Association for the Preservation of traditional Judaism, and 4 US Army Signal Corps photographs of concentration camp victims. Rabbi Ossowski was a prominent member of the Jewish community in Berlin, Germany, who emigrated in 1938 to avoid the increasing persecution of Jews by the government of Nazi Germany. He was head shochet [ritual slaughterer], mohel [practitioner of ritual circumcision], sofer [scribe], and hazan [cantor, musical prayer leader] at the Alte Shul [Old Synagogue]. After Hitler was appointed Chancellor in 1933, increasingly severe sanctions were enacted against Jews. Isaac was repeatedly questioned by the SS (Schutzstaffel; Protection Squadrons) who gathered intelligence on opponents of the Nazi state and policed racial purity. In 1934, he sent his youngest son, 14 year old Sally (Sol), to Lithuania to study at a yeshiva. In 1936, his sons, Joseph and Leo, left for the United States. In 1938, Isaac and his wife, Frida, and their daughter, Nettie, escaped Nazi Germany and joined Joseph in the US. Sol joined them there in 1939.

Title
Universal=Ugende für jüdische Kultusbeamte : Handbuch für den Gebrauch in Synagoge, Schule und Haus / Lion Wolff
Series Title
Writings of the Association for the Preservation of traditional Judaism (pamphlet reprint)
Date
1891  (publication/distribution)
1938  (emigration)
1938
Geography
use : Berlin (Germany)
Language
German
Hebrew
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sol Oster
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