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Bidding Information
Lot #    10896
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 11:35:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Scroll of names of victims of World War I
Title (Hebrew)    איין מלא פיר דיא אלע הרוגים פאן דער מלחמה ר'ל
Author    [Ms. - Liturgy]
City    New York ?
Publication Date    c. 1920
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Three skins in scroll, 250:115 mm., ink on vellum, 8 columns, square Hebrew letters, additions in later hands.
          
Detailed
Description
   The opening column gives the text of the El Maleh liturgy followed by a blessing for the President, Vice President, and the sextons. Columns 2-6 are lists of male victims, columns 7-8 list female victims. About 150 names appear in the scroll with names added in the margins throughout the scroll. Approximately 250,000 Jews served in the U.S. Armed Forces in World War I during 1917 and 1918, a majority of them young immigrants. Some 3,500 lost their lives, and 12,000 were wounded.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    History
  
Kind of Judaica