Thursday, January 11, 2007

Light After Darkness

This copy of Sefer Baal Shem Tov was printed by Holocaust survivors in the Landsberg Displaced Persons Camp (1948).

2 Comments:

At January 11, 2007 at 10:57:00 AM EST, Blogger avakesh said...

This was actually sponsored by the US Army. They also printed Shas, siddurim and a haggodah. I have one such haggodah. I believe that it was R. Eliezer Silver who persuaded the Army that this is important for rehabilitation of the DPs.

 
At January 11, 2007 at 11:02:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Avakesh: You are correct. I actually have a Pirkei Avos from this time in my personal collection and posted a picture of it here

 

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