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Klaf found on a street in Vilna after liberation

Object | Accession Number: 1996.153.1

Klaf found by Eugenia Kwartac Hirschkorn on a street in Vilna, Poland, after the city was liberated in July 1944. A klaf is a kosher piece of parchment that is used for Torah scrolls or inserted into a mezuzah. Based on the small size of this piece, and the writing on the klaf, it is likely from a mezuzah.

Language
Hebrew
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Object Type
Parchment (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Debbie Hirschkorn. In loving memory of Eugenia Kwartac Hirschkorn, Deptember 8, 1925-June 9, 1990.
 
Record last modified: 2021-07-30 09:52:15
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