Torah & Its Ornaments; World War II & The Holocaust
University of Cincinnati Hillel Collection
Josephstadt Synagogue, Timisoara, Rumania. The ark curtain and Torah mantle were acquired by Hillel for its permanent collection by a member of the Timisoara community. The items had been selected by the Nazis, confiscated, stamped, and destined for shipment to Prague. Plans for the Nazi's Jewish Museum were foiled when the Red Army entered the city in 1944.