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Tallit

Object | Accession Number: 1990.209.4

A Jewish prayer shawl owned by a victim of the Holocaust and kept by a friend as a remembrance. When the Nazis came to deport him, the owner of the talit gave it to his best friend, Ignatz Kohn, "until he'll come back." The man never returned and Ignatz kept it until 1954 when he gave it to Regina Schwarz to keep in remembrance of unknown Jews..

Date
approximately 1939  (received)
Geography
received : Vienna (Austria)
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Regina Schwarz de Hassan
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:34
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