Damaged Torah scroll used as kindling
Bad Durkheim (Germany)
received: Palatinate (Germany)
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Jewish ceremonial objects
- Object Type
Torah scrolls (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joachim Hahn
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.
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:22:11
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Also in Joachim Hahn collection
The collection consists of a Torah scroll and publications relating to the cultural history of Jews in Nazi Germany.