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Glass kiddush cup with red and gold bands and the Hebrew word Shabbat saved from the Warsaw ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2009.118.2

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.

Date
1940-1945  (use)
Geography
use : Warsaw ghetto; Warsaw (Poland)
Language
Hebrew
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Object Type
Kiddush cups (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dan and Ruth Galai, Maya Galai, and Noya Galai
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:41
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