Toulouse: . Loose leaf. Quarto. 10pp. Loose leaves, double sided, each measuring 8x10.5", and housed in individual plastic sleeves. Manuscript protected in a cardboard folder. This mimeograph was a rare attempt to provide High Holiday liturgy for Jews arrested and detained in camps in Toulouse, France, by the Vichy government during WWII. This work, which includes prayers for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, was clandestinely complied, handwritten and then mimeographed by Joshua Bindiger (credited at the bottom of the final page).
The same man is credited with creating the slightly more common Passover Haggadah of the same year (Yudlov 3847, Yerushalmi 162), as well as a Hanukkah prayer book, which were also issued under the same circumstances in Toulouse, both under the auspices of Mulhouse Rabbi Shmuel Rene Kapel (1907-1994), who was a member of the French resistance during the war. It is logical to assume that the same was the case here although Kapel is not mentioned by name.
Some rubbing, creasing, and/or minor chipping to the edges and corners of pages. Folding creases, and a few light stains. In very good condition overall. Extremely scarce. vg. Item #50359
* No copies on OCLC.