Moshe Yidel Gelbart Funeral Memorial Album, Book 2

Moshe Yidel Gelbart Funeral Memorial Album, Book 2
This memorial photograph album documents the funeral of Moshe Yidel Gelbart. Gelbart died of appendicitis on February 25, 1935, in Mogielnica, Poland. The album, made of fabric and paper, contains black and white photographs that chronicle Gelbart's funeral procession, his casket, mourners, and gravesite, including an image of Gelbart with his wife and son eight days before his death. The cover of this book pictures a broken candle and a broken tree, symbolic of a life cut short. Each page includes decorative labels in Hebrew. This album was given to one of his two brothers, George Goldberg or Israel Geldbart, in South Carolina.
Goldberg Family Papers, 1902-1953
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Photograph albums
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Gelbart, Moshe Yidel, 1897-1935
Topical Subject:
Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies -- Poland, Jewish mourning customs -- Poland
Geographic Subject:
Mogielnica (Poland)
Biographical Note:
Moshe Yidel Gelbart was born in 1897 to Chaim and Tobe Mindel Gelbart of Mogielnica, Poland. The Gelbarts had seven children total: daughters Sore Rivkah and Shafa; and sons Yisroel, Moshe Yidel, Fishl, Ruven, and Gershon. Moshe Yidel died February 25, 1935 from appendicitis. The rest of the family, except for Yisroel (Israel) and Gershon (George) who immigrated to the United States, perished during the Holocaust.
Shelving Locator:
Mss 1051
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Material Type:
Digitization Specifications:
Scanned with Epson Perfection, 800 ppi, 24-bit color. Archival tiff image available.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2011, The College of Charleston Libraries. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.