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    Brief Narrative
    Hagadah pamphlet acquired by Arthur Cohn in the US. It has the Enlish dates for Jewish holdiays for five years, from 1941-1942 through 1945-1946. Arthur escaped from Breslau, Germany, with his wife Johanna and 18 year old daughter Irma in May 1940. The appointment of Hitler as Chancellor in 1933 led to increasingly harsh persecution of the Jewish population. Arthur was out of town during the Kristallnacht pogrom of November 9-10, 1938, when the Gestapo searched his home and arrested the other Jewish males in the building. They told Johanna that Arthur could not leave the home when he returned. But when they searched the building again the next day, they did not search the Cohn's. Johanna's uncle, Dr. Leo Nast, had emigrated to the US in 1934. He sponsored the Cohn family's visa applications and they left for New York in May 1940.
    Title
    Hagadah: Passover, the Holiday of Freedom
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1941-1942
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irma Cohn Clemens

    Physical Details

    Language
    English Hebrew
    Object Type
    Judaism--Books (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    approximately 50 p. unnumbered; ill. ; 17 cm.
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The pamphlet was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012 by Irma Cohn Clemens, the great-niece of Dr. Leo Nast.
    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:
    2022-07-28 17:53:55
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