The Wolfsberg Machzor 5705: Wolfsberg Labor Camp, Germany, 1944

Editors: Bella Gutterman and Naomi Morgenstern


A facsimile edition of the New Year prayer service handwritten from memory by Hungarian Cantor Naftali Stern on pieces of paper torn from cement sacks in the Wolfsberg Labor Camp, part of the infamous Gross-Rosen slave labor complex, in which conditions were especially difficult. Yet even under the harshest conditions, the Jews continued to celebrate the holy days. “Special and moving, including an article on the unique story of the author and of the Machzor. With original art from the camp.” [Yaffa Goldstein, Hatzofeh] “Photocopies of the prayers now in the Yad Vashem archives, chilling as a distant scream. Includes articles on maintaining religious faith during the Holocaust.” [Shiri Artzi, Ha’ir]

Products specifications
Year 2002
ISBN 965-308-158-6
Catalog No. 342
No. of Pages 92 pp.
Size 23X31 cm.
Format Hard Cover
Publisher Yad Vashem
Translator Translator: Lenn J. Schramm