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Prayers for the siege of Prague

08 November 2012Written by ATG Reporter

Printed in German, this Judaica booklet relates to the siege of Prague by the Prussians led by Frederick the Great in 1757.

The title translates as Description/Order of the Thanksgiving Prayers performed by Prague Jewry in the Alte Nue (Old New) Synagogue on the departure of the Enemy 27th June 1757.

Four copies are known to be in libraries (one in the National Library of Israel and three in American libraries) with this example estimated at £300-500 in Hampstead Auctions' sale in London on November 15.

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