Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Yahrzeit Book of the Creglingen Community – First Jewish Victims of the Nazis in Germany – Germany, 1930s

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Handwritten Yahrzeit book, listing the names of members of the Creglingen community, including the names of the first Jewish victims of the Nazis in Germany. Germany, [1930s?].
Small handwritten notebook, recording the names of the deceased of the Creglingen community, southern Germany, in order of their Hebrew date of death. The notebook lists 46 names, including the names of Hermann Stern and Arnold Rosenfeld, who were amongst the first Jewish victims of the Nazis after they rose to power in Germany.
The Jewish community of Creglingen, Baden-Württemberg, is mentioned as early as 1298. At its peak, the community numbered some 130 Jews; on the eve of the Nazi's rise to power, the local Jewish population totaled 73. At the end of March 1933, a pogrom erupted in Creglingen, which is considered the first pogrom to take place in Germany after the Nazis took over. The pogrom was executed by a gang of SA thugs and a rioting mob, who tortured 16 local Jews in the town hall. Hermann Stern (age 67), a horse dealer and real estate agent and Arnold Rosenfeld (age 52), died from their wounds a few days later. These two are considered the first victims of Nazi Germany. From the middle of 1937, there were no Jews left in Creglingen.
[3] leaves (12 written pages). 16.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and creases. Minor tears along folds and to some folds – including open tears, not affecting text.

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