Tuesday, April 12, 2011

German Hagaddah from 1926 - Artifact

"Hagaddah Shel Pesach"

This Hagaddah shel Pesach, with commentary by Dr. M. Lehmann, was published and printed by Oscar Lehmann in Frankfurt am Main in 1926. It is printed in old German typeface and Hebrew.

The 12 illustrations are black and white reproductions of hand-painted manuscript pages from Hagaddot [the plural form of "Hagaddah"] from the 13th and 15th Century now housed in museums. The service and commentary fill 211 pages.

The signature of the owner and the date of 1926 are handwritten on the flyleaf. It is a timely reminder of life before World War II.

We gratefully accept artifacts to our growing collection. We especially value and record the stories told to us by the donors. Please contact Dee Simon, the Holocaust Center's Co-Executive Director at delilas@wsherc.org if you have any items that you think would be a good addition to our collection. On view to visitors and used by the Speakers Bureau, these items are used in educational presentations.

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