Eim Habanim Semeichah

AUCTION 2 | Tuesday, June 03rd, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Including Property from a Dutch Private Collector and the Late T. Nachum Gidal

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Lot 278

Eim Habanim Semeichah

FIRST EDITION A fine copy, contemporary boards, 4to

Budapest: Druck Katzburg 1943

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
Rare first edition, few copies survived the devestation of the war. An historically vital and disquieting tract written by one of the Rabbinic leaders of Slovakian Jewry, professing deep distress at the onslaught of Nazism through Europe and the absence of any trace of salvation. Despite Teichtal’s lifetime support of a strong rejectionist view of the Zionist return to the Land of Israel, he now believes this very rejection engendred God to permit the mass slaughter of European Jewry. Teichtal was murdered on deportation to Auschwitz, lynched by Ukranian criminals occupying the same rail-car. See E. Schweid, Bein Churban Leyeshuah (1994) pp. 89-104