Blood Libel, Death Camps and Independence Battles: Passover Haggadot Tell a Daunting Jewish Tale

For Jews around the world, the haggadah wasn't only a source of inspiration and an expression of hope, but a text that seemed to document their suffering

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A Passover haggadah from a Munich DP camp.
A Passover haggadah from a Munich DP camp.Credit: The National Library of Jerusalem
Noa Manheim
Illustrations from the Haggadah of the 3rd Battalion of the Palmach, 1948. The battalion fought in the War of Independence from its outset. Just after Passover it won an important battle at Nebi YushaCredit: The National Library of Jerusalem
A Passover haggadah from a Munich DP camp.Credit: The National Library of Jerusalem
Illustrations from the Haggadah of the 3rd Battalion of the Palmach, 1948. The battalion fought in the War of Independence from its outset. Just after Passover it won an important battle at Nebi YushaCredit: The National Library of Jerusalem

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