AUCTION 19 | Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art

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Lot 72


Fest-Gudstjeneste I Det Mosaiske Troessamfunds Synagogue [order of services for the celebration of the centennial year of the consercration of the Synagogue in Copenhagen, Friday, 21st April 1933]. pp. (20). Text in Hebrew and Danish on facing columns. Each page within gold typographical border. Original gilt-titled crimson cloth. * TOGETHER WITH: (Friediger, Marcus). Tale ved Festgudstjenesten [speech given by the Chief Rabbi of Denmark, R. Marcus Friediger at the Centennial Celebration]. Printed pamphlet. Text in Danish. pp. (12). Original printed wrappers. (Tipped in) Lg. 4to

Copenhagen: n.p. 1933

Est: $300 - $400
The Centennial Celebration was attended by King Christian X of Denmark. Due to the hostilities towards the Jews in neighboring Nazi Germany, the leaders of Copenhagen’s Jewish Community informed the King they would understand if he would decline to participate. The King’s response was: “Now I most assuredly intend to be present.” (From the Memoirs of the Late Chief Rabbi of Denmark, Rabbi Marcus Melchior)