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Damaged Torah scroll used as kindling

Object | Accession Number: 1990.119.1

Torah scroll that was used as kindling during Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938, near Bad Duerkheim, Germany. It was received by a pastor from a man with whom he was visiting. The pastor noticed that the man was starting a fire in his fireplace with fragments of a torah roll and asked to have it. The pastor later gave the scroll to Dr. Joachim Hahn. It is unknown what town the roll came from originally.

Date
1938 November  (use)
Geography
use : Bad Durkheim (Germany)
received : Palatinate (Germany)
Language
Hebrew
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Object Type
Torah scrolls (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joachim Hahn
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:41
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