Home Lifestyle Chicagoan Stephen Durchslag has assembled more than 4,500 Passover texts — likely the world’s largest private collection — in his North Side apartment: ‘It’s a project of a lifetime.’

Chicagoan Stephen Durchslag has assembled more than 4,500 Passover texts — likely the world’s largest private collection — in his North Side apartment: ‘It’s a project of a lifetime.’

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Stephen Durchslag is believed to have the largest private collection of Haggadot in the world, according to the University of Chicago. He has books and booklets in 31 languages dating to the 1400s, including Haggadot from South Africa, Spain, Nazi-occupied Europe and America. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)

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