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A calendar for the Jewish Year 5704 (1943-44) from Theresienstadt

In the early years of Yad Vashem’s existence a copy of a Jewish calendar for 5704 (1943-44) from Theresienstadt was received into the collection. The pocket-sized calendar was created using a blueprint technique that enabled copies to be made. Additional copies of this calendar are in the Yad Vashem Archives. The calendar is written in German and Hebrew and includes the times of the onset of the Sabbath, the holidays and the calculated times of sunrise and sunset throughout the year. The creation of such an item is a complicated enterprise that requires extensive knowledge, so it is reasonable to assume that a number of individuals cooperated in its creation.

A calendar for the Jewish Year 5704 (1943-44) that was made and reproduced by Asher Berlinger in Theresienstadt
A calendar for the Jewish Year 5704 (1943-44) that was made and reproduced by Asher Berlinger in Theresienstadt

Asher Berlinger, Schweinfurt, Germany, before the war
Asher Berlinger, Schweinfurt, Germany, before the war

Asher Berlinger in the traditional garb of a cantor, Schweinfurt, Germany, before the war
Asher Berlinger in the traditional garb of a cantor, Schweinfurt, Germany, before the war

The inside back cover of the calendar with Avraham Hellmann’s signature and the watercolor drawing of a synagogue interior in Theresienstadt
The inside back cover of the calendar with Avraham Hellmann’s signature and the watercolor drawing of a synagogue interior in Theresienstadt

A page from the calendar with an illustration of a cantor praying from a lectern signed by Berlinger
A page from the calendar with an illustration of a cantor praying from a lectern signed by Berlinger

Photograph of the passages of Tachanun on the walls of the "Hidden Synagogue" in Theresienstadt
Photograph of the passages of Tachanun on the walls of the "Hidden Synagogue" in Theresienstadt

Photograph of the remaining decorated walls of the "Hidden Synagogue" in Theresienstadt. Visible are the lit candles that are visible in Berlinger’s drawings
Photograph of the remaining decorated walls of the "Hidden Synagogue" in Theresienstadt. Visible are the lit candles that are visible in Berlinger’s drawings