Auction 5 Judaica
Apr 4, 2019 (Your local time)
 Freehold Jewish center 59 Broad street, Freehold NJ. 07728
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LOT 134:

The Vale of Tears. Yiddish. By R. Pinchos Hirshprung. Montreal 1944. Inscribed By The Author.

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Memoirs of R. Pinchos Hirshprung, detailing his gripping story of escape from Poland after the Nazi invasion. An epic journey across borders, “The Vale of Tears” chronicles close to two years in the life of R. Pinchos Hirshprung as he seeks an escape route from Nazi-occupied Europe. In this rare, near day-by-day account, R. Hirshprung describes what life was like for an Orthodox rabbi fleeing persecution, finding inspiration and hope in Jewish scripture and psalms as he navigates the darkness of wartime to a safe harbor in Kobe, Japan.
R. Pinchos Hirshprung (1912-1998), was the Chief Rabbi of Montreal, Canada and one of the great students of R. Meir Shapiro of Lublin. He was a world renowned Talmid Chochom, famous for his almost unparalleled Torah knowledge.
Holocaust memoirs published during the Holocaust are particularly rare.
The Eagle Publishing Co. press. 249, 2 pages. 24 cm. Excellent condition.
Opening bid $250

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