A Children’s Book for Passover

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Chad Gadjo, Berlin, 1920.

A page from an illustrated version of the famous Passover song of Chad Gadya (Gadjo). The illustrations were produced by the Jewish Austrian artist Menachem Birnbaum and adapted by his younger brother Uriel. Each arresting color woodblock illustration is accompanied by the text of the song printed in both Hebrew and German. The illustrations are printed on vellum-like parchment. Menachem and Uriel Birnbaum were sons of the Jewish philosopher Nathan Birnbaum. Menachem died in Auschwitz in 1944.

Donated to the Judaica Library by Miriam Finegold Price in honor of Samuel Price’s 90th birthday.

 

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