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Bidding Information
Lot #    21862
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 10:45:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Siddur Kol Benei Yehudah
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Holocaust - Habad]
City    Shanghai, China
Publisher    Talmud Torah
Publication Date    1946
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1], 184 pp., 226:138 mm., usual light age and use staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in modern half cloth boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Daily and Sabbath prayer book following the rites of Habad in the original binding. From 1933 to 1941, China accepted over 30,000 Jewish refugees coming from war torn Europe. China contained over 25,000 Jewish refugees when the Pacific War erupted in the latter part of 1941. In July 1942, Colonel Josef Meisinger of the Gestapo arrived in Shanghai and put forth the Final Solution in Shanghai to Japanese authorities. Although the plan was not put into effect due to various reasons, the Japanese proclaimed The Designated Area for Stateless Refugees, ordering all Jews who had arrived since 1937 to move into the area within a month. The Jews remained within the confined area in a perilous position for nearly four years, threatened by execution. In the above ghetto the world famous Yeshivas Mir flourished with many students studying torah for long hours. In their haste to escape the European mayhem all books were left behind, necessitating the printing of the current lot.
          
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Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0312667; Yudlov, Siddur #258, p. 379
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    China
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica