Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Prayer book

Object | Accession Number: 2013.484.1

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward


    Brief Narrative
    Prayer book belonging to David Halberstam in which he inscribed dates and information about his and his first family's capture and experiences. David was originally from Gorlice, Poland, and survived multiple concentration camps. His wife and his father were deported and killed at Belzec killing center. After the war, he emigrated to North America.
    use:  1949 October 18
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Miriam Halberstam

    Physical Details

    Hebrew English
    Physical Description
    Black leather prayer book with handwrrttien inscriptons on teh frot adn back inside covers; 11 cm.
    overall : paper, ink
    inside front and back cover, handwritten : Hebrew text [On September 9, 1942, the Gestapo took my mother from the hospital to the garden and they shot her, according to the testmony of Yitzchok Wald.]
    inside front and back cover, handwritten : Hebrew text 18. X 1949 [On the Sabbath, August 15, 1942,when we came out of the cellar, they caught me and my wife and my father and they took us to the Gestapo. They then took us, together with hundreds of other Jews, to a shoe factory and there we were under the heavy watch of the SS. We had no bread or water, the heat was oppressive and we were tightly squeezed together until Monday afternoon, August 17. Then then took us to work. They looded my wife and my father on a train to a place of death and burning - Belsitz. It was establsihed that their souls left their bodies on 21 of August which is Chet b'Elul.]

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    The prayer book was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013 by Miriam Halberstam, the daughter of David Halberstam.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-09-15 09:26:29
    This page:

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us