20th Century Torah Mantle from Josephstadt Synagogue, Western Rumania (Timisoara)

1907

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The item 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.

  • 20th Century Torah Mantle from Josephstadt Synagogue, Western Rumania (Timisoara)
  • 20th Century Torah Mantle from Josephstadt Synagogue, Western Rumania (Timisoara)

Identifer: CJF.2009.001.194

Medium
Textile

Topics
Torah & Its Ornaments; World War II & The Holocaust

Collection
University of Cincinnati Hillel Collection

Description

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.
 

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