Museum of Jewish Heritage, Yitzchak Mais, Igor Kotler
These 36 personal recollections include stories of survivors of the Holocaust’s concentration camps, of partisans and liberators, and of Zionists. There’s the story of a rabbinical student, his wife, and their three-year-old daughter struggling to survive in the Vilna Ghetto; a story in which a family escaped from Germany in 1940 and came to the U.S., bringing with them a Torah scroll from a Hamburg synagogue; and another in which a Czech teacher survived the Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. The 140 photographs from the collection of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City include sepia and black-and-white prints of children and their parents in Poland, Lithuania, France, Italy, and Greece; a photo of a workshop in the Lodz Ghetto; one of a page from the Passover Haggadah handwritten in Hebrew; and a wedding photograph taken in 1921 in Germany. These extraordinary recollections not only document the horrors of the Holocaust but also extol the continuity of Jewish life. George Cohen
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved.
This item is sold by:
Note: AllJudaica.com is owned by Rosenblum’s World of Judaica, which is one of the oldest Judaica stores in the United States. Their store has been open for over 75 years!
You might also like: