Everybody's Book: The Story of the Sarajevo Haggadah

By Linda Leopold Strauss
Illustrators Illustrated by Tim Smart Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Lerner Imprint Kar-Ben ISBN


Everybody's Book: The Story of the Sarajevo Haggadah

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Discrimination: Religious,Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

The story of the more than 600-year-old Sarajevo Haggadah, and the people of many faiths who have protected this treasure over the years.

This true story begins long ago in Spain, where a bride and groom are gifted a hand-painted haggadah. It is used at many Passover seders until the Spanish Inquisition when the family escapes. The haggadah survived for centuries in different countries. Scholars declared it a treasure. To protect it from the Nazis, a curator smuggled it out of a Sarajevo museum and hid it in a village mosque. On Passover of 1995, with bombs exploding overhead, the Bosnian president brought out the book from an underground vault to show the world that it was safe. The Sarajevo Haggadah has become a symbol of people of many faiths and cultures working together.

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