AUCTION 16 | Tuesday, June 25th, 2002 at 1:00
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts From the Library of the London Beth Din

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Lot 243


Collection of questionnaires to ascertain death or whereabouts of missing persons, declarations by witnesses and “Kethav Heter” - official “Permit” documents, issued by the “Extraordinary Beth Din” for Takanoth Agunoth of the Central Orthodox Community of Hungary Circa 260 leaves

Miskolcz - Budapest: 1946

Est: $4,000 - $5,000
Beyond the enormous loss of life, the Holocaust left those who survived with overwhelming difficulties in re-establishing their lives. The present documents testify how the halachic process attempted to assist many with excruciating difficulties in regard to personal status. By seeking to gather eye-witness accounts of those killed or led away, ascertaining probable death was vital for the surviving family-member to continue. These documents formed the basis for the “release” of both husbands and wives permitting them to remarry