|Catalog No.||2165||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||A Passover haggadah, written in a hiding place in France.||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||03255 R"M||Similar Items|
|Donor||Mussler Moshe||Similar Items|
|File name||Mossler Moshe - Hagadda||Similar Items|
|From Date||01/01/1942||Similar Items|
|To Date||31/12/1944||Similar Items|
|Author||Mussler Moshe||Similar Items|
|Date of event||1942||Similar Items|
|databank||Collections Section||Similar Items|
A Passover Haggadah. It was written from memory in a hiding - place in 1942 by Moshe Mussler, in the village of Lalanne in the district of Trie, France.
Moshe Mussler, born in Tarnobrzeg, Poland, lived with his wife and their two children in Belgium, where he worked as a teacher. During the period of the Second World War, the family was deported to several concentration camps in France. They were released from the Rivesaltes camp thanks to the intervention of Sarah, the wife of Yitzhak Bick of Antwerpen, who provided them with forged "Aryan" documents. The family settled in the village of Lalanne, where a French farmer employed Moshe as a laborer on his farm, knowing that he and his family were Jews.
In the Hebrew month of Adar 5702 (February 1942), Mussler began writing the Haggadah from memory. In its introduction he wrote: "...We are the sole Jewish family in this village. In the neighboring town of Trie there are six Jewish families, exiles and refugees from Belgium and occupied France, living in peace and quiet together with our French neighbors, who support us and feel for our fate."
The family survived and immigrated to Palestine.
Also in this collection:
- A letter sent by Moshe Mussler on October 5, 1942, to his brother in the USA, in which he asks his brother's assistance in helping the family immigrate there.
- Stories for children, written in Israel.
- His articles on his experiences in the Holocaust, which appeared in the press:
Ha - Tsofe (December 27, 1945); Ha - Olam, the central publication of the World Zionist Organization (February 7, 1946); Ha - Do'ar (undated); Dos Wort (February 2, 1945 and March 29, 1945); Davar (September 1, 1948); and Ha - Chayil, the daily newspaper for Palestinian Jewish soldiers (September 21, 1945 and December 7, 1945).
- His letter, dated 1951, to the Ghetto Fighters' House. Close