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Pages of Hebrew prayer books damaged during Kristallnacht

The pages photographed here are from Hebrew prayer books destroyed during the Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass") pogrom of November 9 and 10, 1938. These pages were damaged by fire during the destruction of the synagogue in Bobenhausen, Germany. The Jewish community of Giessen donated them to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989.


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Pages of Hebrew prayer books damaged during Kristallnacht [LCID: 1999fqxo]