Holocaust; GERMAN-JEWISH REFUGEE BIBLE - HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH - PENTATEUCH, 1943

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Holocaust; GERMAN-JEWISH REFUGEE BIBLE - HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH - PENTATEUCH, 1943
Switzerland - 1943

13.5 x 22 cm
520 pages
First edition.
Hebrew and German on facing pages.

German-Jewish Refugee Pentateuch published in Switzerland in 1943. The Forward states, in part: “Das Wort, das dem Moses am Sinai verkuendet wurde, hielt das Volk aufrecht in gluecklichen und fast noch mehr in schweren Zeiten....Die frueheren Zentren juedische Bildung und juedischer Kultur in Europa sind zerstoert, und den wenigen, die noch frei schaffen koennen, obliegt die Pflicht, die unvergaenglichen Geistesgueter des Judentums zu neuer Geltung zu bringen....Gemaess dem Wort, das das Studium der Gotteslehre fuer groesser und wichtiger als alle uebrigen heiligen Pflichten bezeichnet, hofft der Verlag, dass die vorliegende Neuasugabe sich die Sympathie aller fest an der Thora haltenden Glaubensbrueder erringen wird.” ("The Word, which was proclaimed to Moses on Mount Sinai, has sustained the Jewish people in happy and, even more so, in hard times.... The earlier centers of Jewish learning and Jewish culture in Europe have been destroyed, and the few people who are still free to create have the duty to give the undying spirit of Judaism a new legitimacy.... As the Word states that the study of the Holy teachings is more important than all the other sacred duties, the publisher hopes that the present edition will win strong favor with all Torah-true co-religionists"). The Five Books of Moses contain Hebrew with continuous facing page German translation; Seder Ha-Haftarot (Haftaroh; selections from the books of Nevi'im - ‘Prophets’), contains separate title page, in Hebrew only. Numbered continuously in German and Hebrew throughout. With 4 pages at rear containing cantorial music notations from Haftaroh.

Lot details
Object
Holocaust; GERMAN-JEWISH REFUGEE BIBLE
Material
HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH - PENTATEUCH, 1943
Estimated Period
1943
Country of Origin
Switzerland
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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