Tsiduk ha-Din/ Ordnung der Gebete bei Beerdigungen (Order of Prayers at Funerals) [THE LAST BOOK WITH HEBREW PRAYERS PRINTED IN BERLIN DURING THE THIRD REICH]
Berlin: Nova-Druckerei, 1940. First edition. Softcover. Small octavo. 5 1/4 x 7 3/4". 11pp. Staple-bound printed tan paper wrappers with black lettering on the front cover. This extremely scarce work it notable in that it is considered the last work printed with Hebrew prayers to be published in Germany during the Third Reich. The text contains the prayers for Jewish funerals and burials, which is morbidly fitting considering the historical context in which this was published. This book was printed shockingly late in the history of the persecution of Jews in Germany, and at a time when Jews had long since been effectively banned from most aspects of daily life and German society. It is not clear how many copies of this liturgical work were printed. The first page contains the Hatzur Tamim prayer and the text concludes with the Kaddish prayer on the final page.
Text throughout in Hebrew, with some additional prayers, and instructions in German.
Front cover with a light stain to the upper right corner, continuing through most of the rest of the book block. Minor rubbing to extremities. Name of a previous owner in pencil at the top of the back cover. Interior with some markings and underlining in blue pencil to a few pages throughout. Wrappers and interior in good+ condition overall. Protected in modern mylar. g+. Item #49831
Hebrew title: צדוק הדין
*OCLC locates only two copies in libraries worldwide, The University Library in Potsdam & the National Library of Israel.