Munich: Vaad Hatzala, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 500-536pp. Rebound in half green cloth with black tooling, over green marbled paper boards. Black lettering, tooling and ruling on the spine. Original blue-green printed wrappers with black lettering, bound in.
This scarce Passover Haggadah was issued and compiled in Munich by the Vaad Hatzala organization. The pages are printed in single and two-column formats, with the text of the Haggadah accompanied throughout by additional commentary taken from the works "Derech Chaim" by Rabbi Jacob Lisser (aka Yaakov ben Yaakov Moshe Lorberbaum of Lissa, 1760-1832) and "Nehora Hashalem" of Rabbi Aharon ben Yechiel Michal of Michilishok. The full pagination numbered 500-536 have been photo-mechanically reproduced from an earlier publication and include text in Rashi script.
The American-Jewish organization Vaad Hatzala was originally founded by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, in 1939, with its mission being the rescuing of European Jews from the Nazis. In the wake of the Holocaust, the organization found its new goal as providing provide material support for the remaining Jewish community of Europe that had survived the war. This haggadah and the other Vaad Hatzala haggadahs from 1947-48 were issued under the auspices of Rabbi Nathan (Naftali) Baruch (director of Vaad Hatzala in Germany from 1946-1948) and Rabbi Aviezer Burstin (deputy director, b.1918) and for the benefit of survivros in the DP camps. The first page contains a dedication to Mr. and Mrs. William I. Albert from Rabbi Baruch.
Binding with the most minor rubbing to extremities. Wrappers and pages throughout with stains and smudges. Binding in near fine, interior in good- condition overall. g- to near fine. Item #50564
Hebrew title: הגדה לפסח. עם פירוש דרך חיים ונ"ש. מאת הגאון ר׳ יעקב מליסא זצ"ל. מתנה מאת ועד ההצלה להשארית הפליטה
Publication: מינכן, הועד להוצאת ספרים אצל ועד ההצלה
Responsibility: הרב נפתלי בארוך, הרב אביעזר בורשטין
Alternate title on wrapper: הגדה של פסח
Alternate transliteration: Haggdah L'Pesah
Bibliographic reference: Yudlov 4052 (not in Yaari)
The following year Vaad Hatzala issued another edition of this Haggdah including Lisser's commentary (21 leaves, Yaari 2361, Yudlov 4092).