Auction 5 Judaica
Apr 4, 2019 (Your local time)
 Freehold Jewish center 59 Broad street, Freehold NJ. 07728
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LOT 131:

Lodz Ghetto. Request of a meeting by the Rabbonim in the Lodz Ghetto with Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski! Historic!

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Sold for: $350
Start price:
$ 350
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Historic document signed by the Rabbonim of the Lodz ghetto requesting a meeting with the controversial head of the Judenrat, Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski. In this letter the surviving Rabbonim of the Ghetto, including R. Nechemya Alter (1875- 1942, son of the Imrei Emes and Father in Law of the Lev Simcha of Ger) request a meeting with Rumkowski.
Signed by R. Shlomo Yakobovitch; R. Shmuel Dovid Laski; R. Zelig Rosenstein; R. Akiva Eiger; R. Moshe Weiss and R. Avrohom Mordechai Millman.
Rumkowski was a controversial figure, nicknamed “King Rumkowski” who believed that by industrializing the Lodz ghetto the Jews had a chance of surviving. He was disdained by the inmates of the Ghetto, who accused him of collaborating with the Nazis.
20 by 26 cm. Fine condition. Wear and staining at the top.
Opening bid $350

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