David Zaritzky. Meshalim Fun Chofetz Chaim [parables]

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 127

David Zaritzky. Meshalim Fun Chofetz Chaim [parables]

Yiddish text. Additional title in Lithuanian. Stamp of the Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Radin on upper cover. pp. 46. Original printed wrappers, loose. 8vo.

Kaunas (Kovno): Progres 1940

Est: $500 - $700
One of the last Jewish books published in Lithuania. In the year of its appearance the Soviet Union occupied the city of Kovno and overnight, obliterated Jewish cultural and religious activities. A year later the Germans entered the city and alongside Lithuanian Fascists focused upon the murder of the entire Jewish population. Four years later, when the war ended, 95% of the Jews of Kovno were dead.