The Children's Pages were published from 1933 to 1938 as a supplement to the newspaper of the Centralverein der deutschen Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens (Central Association for German Citizens of Jewish Faith). For its third birthday, its editors published an anthology, in order to give
“all of these fine things a nice, solid frame” as Hilde Marx (1911–1986) writes in its foreword.
In Gerdas Geheimnis (Gerda's Secret), Setta Cohn-Richter (1891–1943) tells a story about children who invent a Jewish holiday, while Dodo Bürgner (1907–1998) retells the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers in a child-friendly way, Lilli Szkolny reports on traveling to see her brother in England, and Heinz Berggruen (1914–2007) retells a story by Scholem Alejchem that centers on the holiday of Lag ba-Omer. But the children themselves also have a chance to speak, for example eleven-year-old Leonard Wischnitzer contributed König Salomos Thron (King Solomon's Throne).
Digitized Books Related to the Authors of Die Wunschkiste
- Die Wunschkiste (1936)
- Setta Cohn-Richter: Mirjams Wundergarten (Mirjam's Garden of Wonders), with illustrations by Joseph Avrach (1935)
- Setta Cohn-Richter: Der Zauberfederhalter (The Magical Fountain Pen), with illustrations by Heinz Wallenberg (1938)
- Meta Samson: Spatz macht sich (Spatz Gains Ground), with illustrations by Lilly Szkolny (1938)
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Digitized Books: Read Our Books Online (4)
Read Our Books Online
We've digitized rare and valuable books and made them available online for you to read and enjoy. A complete list of our digitized books can be found in the online catalog (in German).
A Guide Through the Jewish Museum
from the collection of the Jewish Community of Berlin
by Uriel Birnbaum
Thyrsos-Verlag, Berlin/Vienna 1924
The best stories, games, and riddles from the Children's Pages of the C.V.-Zeitung
Philo Verlag und Buchhandlung G.m.b.H., Berlin 1936
Synagoga. Cult objects and works of art
Catalog of the exhibition
back to general view
Photographic insights into the newspaper's editorial office in our collections online (in German)
Literature for Children and Young Adults
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