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My First Execution, New York, c 1924. Jacob Katz.

My First Execution, New York, c 1924.

A Rabbi Describes His Experience of Witnessing an Execution at Sing Sing Katz, Jacob. My First Execution. [New York]: S.n., c.1924. Stapled 8" x 5" pamphlet in stiff wrappers. Light soiling, mild edgewear, a few small chips to corners, wrappers almost detached, clean tear to front wrapper, light browning to text. A rare pamphlet. $350. * Katz was the Jewish chaplain at Sing Sing Prison. In this pamphlet he describes the first time he attended an execution, which took place in Sing Sing in 1919. He discusses his interactions with the condemned prisoner and his feelings afterwards. OCLC locates 2 copies (American Jewish Historical Society, New York Public Library).

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