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Aus Breslauer öffentlichen Bibliotheken und Archiven. Katalog der Ausstellung im Kunstgewerbemuseum

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

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Translated title From Breslau Public Libraries and Archives. Catalog of the Exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts
Imprint

Wrocław (Breslau), Poland, 1926. 68 pp., 7 b&w plates. German.

Location

Schlesisches Museum für Kunstgewerbe und Altertümer (August–November 1926)

Description

Books, manuscripts, prints and archival documents from Breslau libraries and archives. Exhibits included seven medieval Hebrew manuscripts (pp. 18–19, nos. 63–69), among them a 13th-century illustrated Italian prayerbook with images of Moses and Aaron before Pharoah, and the 10 Plagues (no. 64, pl. 7). All Hebrew manuscripts came from the Jewish Theological Seminary of Breslau (Das Jüdisch-Theologische Seminar Fränckelsche Stiftung). 395 items.

Description

The library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of Breslau was destroyed by the Nazis in 1938. In 1949 some 11,000 of the Library’s 30,000 volumes were discovered in the depot of the Commission on European Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc. (JCR) in Wiesbaden. The books were eventually taken to Switzerland, and later distributed between institutions in the United States, Israel and Switzerland.

main keywords

HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSHEBREW MANUSCRIPTS, UNDECORATED

minor keywords

Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 12th–14th CPrayerbooks/Mahzors

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