Glass kiddush cup with red and gold bands and the Hebrew word Shabbat saved from the Warsaw ghetto
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Jewish ceremonial objects
- Object Type
Kiddush cups (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dan and Ruth Galai, Maya Galai, and Noya Galai
Glass kiddush cup with red painted leaves and Shabbat in gold letters that was used in the Warsaw ghetto from 1940-1945. It was given to Dr. Emanuel Stein in New York City by a patient who was a survivor of the ghetto and had no relatives. Dr. Stein and his family fled Krakow, Poland, following the invasion by Nazi Germany in September 1939. They managed to get to Mexico, via Lithuania, Russia, Japan, and Mexico, by the end of 1940. They eventually settled in New York where Dr. Stein had a medical practice from 1944 until his retirement in 1977.
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Also in Shevach Biegeleisen and Emanuel Stein family collection
The collection consists of artifacts, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of the families of Shevach Biegeleisen and Emanuel Stein in Lwow and Krakow, Poland before and during the Holocaust and of Dr. Stein and his family during and after their emigration to the United States.
Contains correspondence from Shevach Biegeleissen in Lvov and family to his son and daughter-in-law in Palestine; a memoir of Dr. Emanuel Stein; documents and photographs relating to Biegeleisen and Stein families in Krakow and Lwow before the war; and a memoir written by Dr. Aleksandrowicz, survivor of the Krakow ghetto, in Polish.