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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.

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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