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Purim

The Book of Hitler Y.S.

Casablanca

And it came to pass in the days of Hitler the painter, the corporal who ruled over all of Germany seventeen states... He thought to himself: My elders have been defeated due to their lack of wisdom, and I am a man of knowledge full of wisdom; my advice is sound and my arms are strong and with them I shall conquer the world.

 

...And his tongue has learned to talk heaps and exaggerate, boast and tell lies; he has dug a pit and hollowed it out, and has fallen into the hole which he made.

 

... to be observing this day of salvation on the 11th of November, the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and the month when their sorrow was turned into joy, to observe the days as days of feast and gifts to the poor. Hitler be damned, Mussolini be damned, Toyo be damned, Himmler be damned, Goering be damned, Goebbels be damned, Hess be damned – all evil men be damned.

 

Portions of the Book of Hitler, a parody written and recited in the synagogue of Casablanca on the day of

Purim Katan (Little Purim) 2 Kislev 5703 (1943). From:  The Book of Festivals. The original book (scroll) can be found at Yad Ben Zvi.

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