Yom Kippur 1870 vor Metz.

AUCTION 69 | Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 77

Yom Kippur 1870 vor Metz.

Single page lithograph. Central 36-line German poem by Dr. G. Philippson surrounded by dramatic historiated border featuring fanciful scenes of Jewish soldiers at prayer; banners in red with Hebrew prayers. Edges frayed. 13 x 18 inches.

Berlin: Julius Levit, circa 1870

Est: $600 - $900
A rare example of the celebrated - but mythological - Yom Kippur Service at Metz, in which Jewish soldiers from opposing armies came together in prayer during the Franco-Prussian War.