"Ateret HaChayim" - a single page prayer for the healing of the benevolent baroness Clara de Hirsch wife of Baron Maurice de Hirsch. Kushta, Tevet 1898.
The page opens with verses of mercy. In the following, a unique prayer especially for her healing "May my heavenly heaven send a long healing... to the righteous spirit and soul that became known in the gates of her deeds, the happy lady Mrs. Clara Di Hirsch... and her soul will not go down..."... (The baroness died shortly after).
Baroness Clara de Hirsch, wife of Baron Maurice Hirsch, a German Jewish tycoon and philanthropist who lived in France, England and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Through the YKA company he founded, he assisted in the organization and finances of the great immigration of Eastern European Jews to America (and mainly to Baron Hirsch's colonies in Argentina) at the end of the 19th century. His meeting with Theodor Herzl, in 1895, opened Herzl's activities for Zionism. Under the influence of his wife Clara, Hirsch devoted a significant portion of his time and wealth to the well-being of his fellow Jews in the places where they were persecuted and oppressed. He was heavily involved in the activities of "Alliance". His wife, Baroness Clara de Hirsch, continued his generous charity. The total of their contributions over the years was estimated at £18,000,000, according to the values of the end of the 19th century. Among other things, she was known for her donation to the former Hirsch Hospital, she spent 200,000 gold francs to establish the hospital that would serve the needs of the Jewish community. The building was opened in 1908 and operated until 1941. After the liberation, the Hirsch Hospital was used by British military units and the Greek Red Cross, until 1950. Today it is one of the largest public hospitals in Greece. Baroness Clara de Hirsch died in Paris on April 1, 1899.
 page. 34x24 cm. Filing holes. Missing tears along the middle fold line with minor text damage. Tears in the margins. moderate condition.