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Klaf found on a street in Vilna after liberation

Object | Accession Number: 1996.153.1

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    Brief Narrative
    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.
    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.

    Physical Details

    Jewish Art and Symbolism
    Object Type
    Parchment (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Square piece of brown parchment with Hebrew inscription, black ink, and with red stain.
    overall: Height: 4.880 inches (12.395 cm) | Width: 4.880 inches (12.395 cm)
    overall : parchment

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The parchment was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Dina Hirschkorn, Bernice Hirschkorn-DeCarlo, and Debbie Hirschkorn, the daughters of Eugenia Kwartac Hirschkorn.
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