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Lot #    35338
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 2:24:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Jiskaur.../Seelenspiegel
Title (Hebrew)    ספר זכרון
Author    R. Raphael Eliyahu Botschko
City    Montreaux
Publisher    (Kopp-Tanner Soehne, Zurich)
Publication Date    1943
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   4 v. in 1 [xiv, 179,70,48, 16p.] ilus. ports. 228:150 mm.
          
Detailed
Description
   This volume is divided into 4 parts. The first is called Jiskaur... and is in memory of the holy martyrs of Europe from 1938 to 1943. The second part is called Seelenspiegel and has eulogies in memory of R. Botschko's wife, Rebbetzin Sara Riwka Botschko, who died in 1942. The third part is entitled Pro Leysin, articles about the Jewish groups which wanted to aid in Jewish immigration and the fourth part is in Hebrew and is called Sefer Sikoron.

R. Botschko was born in 1892 (and died in 1956). A student of several yeshivas in Lithuania, R. Botschko emigrated to Switzerland during the First World War. In 1927, he founded in Montreux the Etz Chaim Yeshiva , the first Yeshivah (Talmudic school) of Switzerland, the only one of the few established in Western Europe that could be sustained at the time of National Socialism . He was a member of the Central Council of Agudat Israel (Orthodox Jewish organization), and he had a great influence on the development of Orthodox communities in Switzerland and Western Europe. In 1985, his son and successor, R. Moshe Botschko, transferred the Yeshivah in Jerusalem.

          
Paragraph 2    [מאת] הרב אליהו בוצקה ...

שער-מעטפת. מוקדש לזכר נשמת רעיתי ... שרה רבקה ז"ל, נפטרה ד לחודש אלול תש"ב. החלק הרביעי, העברי, של: Jiskaur ... Seelenspiegel. טקסט עברי גם בחלקים האחרים של הספר.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0129552 (Hebrew only)
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Holland:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
Other:    Holocaust
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica