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Lot 549

Parchment Manuscript – Memorial Prayer for the Nemirov Martyrs in 1648

Kel Maleh Rachamamim – lamentation for 20th Sivan, for R. Yechiel Michel of Nemirov and other martyrs of the Khmelnytsky Uprising in 1648-1649. [Eastern Europe, ca. 18th century].
Parchment manuscript. Fine floral tailpiece on final page. Alphabetical lamentation.
Over one hundred thousand Jews from the towns of southern Ukraine and Poland were brutally murdered in 1648-1649, during the Khmelnytsky Uprising. On 20th Sivan 1648, the entire Nemirov community, numbering six thousand men, women and children, was decimated, along with their rabbi R. Yechiel Michel. This day was since designated as a fast day, with special lamentations.

[2] parchment leaves (4 pages). 17 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases and folding marks.