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Lot #    10894
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 11:33:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Historic letter by the Rebbe of Gur
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מהאדמו'ר מגור זצ'ל
Author    [Ms. - Hasidim] R. Israel Alter
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    c. 1946
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Airmail letter, 194:238 mm., creased on folds, light usaual age staining, ink on paper, 3 columns of text in neat Ashkenazic script by the Rebbe's hand, dated the second day of Selihot, postal stamp Palestina (pre 1948), signed.
   Historic letter, in Yiddish, to Joseph Rakoff, disciple in London, wherein the Rebbe announces that he has just been notified that Aaron Noah has survived the Holocaust - the only survivor of a family that numbered several hundred. In the Rebbe's words "die eintzige yedieh leider me-mispahteinu," (the only survivor of our family).

R. Israel b. Abraham Mordecai Alter (1892–1977), succeeded his father as Gur rebbe. A noted scholar of great personal charm, he had an influence far beyond the immediate circle of his followers. As head of the various Gur institutions and yeshivot he did much to enhance the reputation and influence of Gur Hasidism. He single handedly rebuilt Gur to its pre-Holocaust glory and influence. Thousands of visitors traveled to his court in Jerusalem each year to see him and receive his advice and blessing.

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Other:    Holocaust
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Language:    Yiddish
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