Item 266935. SEFER MIR
Item 266935. SEFER MIR
Item 266935. SEFER MIR

SEFER MIR ספר מיר‏

Jerusalem: Entsiklopedyah shel galuyot/ The Encyclopaedia of the Diaspora, 1962. Item #42757

1st edition, original publisher’s boards. 4to, 768, 62 columns, with illustrations throughout. 28 cm.; In Hebrew and Yiddish with English introduction. Title translates as, “The Book of Mir.”
From English introduction, “With an awe of sanctity, we decided to publish a book of remembrance for the Jewish community of Mir, in performance of our duty towards the memory of our little town and as a permanent memorial to her martyrs, a town adorned by praise and glory, abounding with rabbis, personalities, organisations and societies, serving as a world theological centre for the Diaspora, suddenly destroyed on a gloomy day.
In order to perpetuate the precious memory of our martyrs, we shall relate in this book:
(a) The historical development of the township, her public organisations and institutions, personalities, social and spiritual life, and youth movements.
(b) A description of the period of annihilation, when the Jews of Mir endured their sufferings and afflictions with a supreme heroism, and sacrificed their lives and for our nation; the heroism of the partisans originating from our town, their spiritual strength and firm determination to avenge the spilt blood of our martyrs, which became renowned amongst the partisans as an outstanding example.”
SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Belarus -- Mir. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Belarus. Ethnic relations. OCLC: 19154647. Ex library with usual marks, good condition. (YIZ-23-4).