Paris: Réalisé pour le Consistoire Central par J. Jacobs, éditeur, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 62pp. Original printed paper covered boards.
This book was published as an homage rendered to the 20 rabbis of the Consistoire Central des Israélites de France et d'Algérie* (Israelite Central Consistory of France and Algeria) assassinated by the Nazis during the German occupation. A photograph, as well as a short biography of each rabbi is featured. Includes a list of 39 Rabbis not affiliated with the Consistoire Central, and who were also murdered by the Nazis between 1940 and 1945.
Minor rubbing and closed tears to spine. Covers age-toned. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in French. Binding in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition. g to vg. Item #39821
The Consistoire central israélite de France (Israelite Central Consistory of France) is the institution set up by Napoleon I by means of the Imperial Decree of 17 March 1808 to administer Jewish worship and congregations in France. Regional Israelite Consistories, subordinate to the Central Consistory, were established all over France. The consistories were then ranked as établissements publics du culte (public-law corporations of cult). Following the separation of religion and state in 1905, the Israelite consistories lost their public-law status. Jewish congregations of France formed themselves into Jewish liturgical associations under an umbrella organisation called the Union of Jewish Congregations of France (Union des Communautés juives de France), which kept the name Central Consistory for its executive body (from Wikipedia).