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Scroll of names of victims of World War I
איין מלא פיר דיא אלע הרוגים פאן דער מלחמה ר'ל
[Ms. - Liturgy]
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Three skins in scroll, 250:115 mm., ink on vellum, 8 columns, square Hebrew letters, additions in later hands.
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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