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The precious legacy : Judaic treasures from the Czechoslovak state collections

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The precious legacy : Judaic treasures from the Czechoslovak state collections
Call No: 069.09 P92

Call Number069.09 P92
Dates[1983]; ©1983
Statement of Responsibilityedited by David Altshuler.
Creators & ContributorsAltshuler, David A. (editor)
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) (contributor)
Talisman, Mark E. (contributor)
Altshuler, Linda A. (contributor)
Cohn, Anna R. (contributor)
Kieval, Hillel J. (contributor)
Mann, Vivian B. (contributor)
Židovské muzeum v Praze (contributor)
Židovské muzeum v Praze (subject)
Summary"The collection of the Czechoslovak State Jewish Museum in Prague is a unique repository of historic artifacts, artistic rarities, and cultural memories. These objects document the vitality and significance of Czech Jewry, which has flourished for a millennium at the crossroads of East and West and is the oldest continuous Jewish community in Europe. One hundred fifty-three local Jewish communities in Bohemia and Moravia were devastated during the Holocaust, and thus the Prague Museum bears eloquent testimony to a world virtually snuffed out just one generation ago. This book [offers] audiences their first glimpse of this extraordinary collection of Judaica in conjunction with an exhibition that [toured] major museums under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service... Teams of distinguished scholars from the United States and Czechoslovakia participated in the research and writing of this text, which includes studies of the historic and religious legacy of Czech Jewry as well as a catalogue of the landmark exhibition 'The Precious Legacy.'" Back cover
  • Foreword / S. Dillon Ripley
  • Acknowledgements / Mark E. Talisman
  • The precious legacy / Linda A. Altshuler, Anna R. Cohn
  • Autonomy and independence: the historical legacy of Czech Jewry / Hillel J. Kieval
  • Symbols of the legacy : community life / Vivian B. Mann
  • Symbols of the legacy : family and home / Vivian B. Mann
  • The legacy of tragedy and transcendence / Linda A. Altshuler, Anna R. Cohn
  • Catalogue of the exhibition
Physical Description 288 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Summit Books ; Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
  • A catalogue for "The Precious Legacy," a traveling museum exhibition of Judaic objects from the State Jewish Museum in Prague
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 280–284) and index
RecognitionGifted by Ronnie Tessler