Rescued from Kristallnacht, a family Torah reaches a new generation

Rodman, Edmon J.
October 2012
Jewish Telegraphic Agency: 1922 to present;10/24/2012, p14
LOS ANGELES (JTA) -- It was the "Night of Broken Glass" in Germany, Kristallnacht -- a national pogrom of death and destruction of Jewish property and the rounding up of Jews -- and Dietrich (David) Hamburger was in hiding.


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