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Metallic pink and yellow tallit atarah brought with a Polish Jewish emigre

Object | Accession Number: 2009.117.25

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    Metallic pink and yellow tallit atarah brought with a Polish Jewish emigre
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    Brief Narrative
    Tallit (prayer shawl) needlework atarah (neckband) decoration made from silver and pink metallic thread owned by Ella Brecher Lieberman when she emigrated with her husband and 9 year old daughter, Hanna, from Stanislawow, Poland (Sasiv, Ukraine), to Palestine in 1939. It was made in Sasow, Poland, which was well known for its embroidered ritual objects. The atarah would be attached to the interior top center of the tallit worn by Jewish males during morning prayers, where it would be nearest the head when the shawl is draped over it.
    Date
    emigration:  1939
    creation:  1939
    Geography
    received: Sasiv (Ukraine)
    en route: Palestine
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Hanna Levi
    Contributor
    Subject: Ella Lieberman
    Subject:
    Biography
    Ella Brecher was born in 1905 in Olomuac, Czech Republic, Austro-Hungary. Ella married Benedykt Lieberman (1896-1950), an economist. The couple first lived in Olomuac and then settled in his hometown, Stanislawow, Poland (now Sasiv, Ukraine). Benedykt's father owned a yeast and alcohol factory there. They had one daughter, Hanna, born in 1930. Ella opened a primary school with Hanna's nanny in the 1930s. Most of the Lieberman family immigrated to Palestine from late 1935-1939, where they operated a farm near Nahariya. In 1939, Ella, Benedykt, and Hanna also immigrated to Palestine. Ella, 38, committed suicide in 1943.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Jewish Art and Symbolism
    Physical Description
    Long, narrow neckband made from 6 rows of ina shell pattern with pink thread and silver metallic covered cord. The silver metallic ribbon is wrapped around the cording and attached by the pink thread.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 30.250 inches (76.835 cm) | Width: 2.750 inches (6.985 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal thread, cord

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The atarah, a tallit decoration, was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009 by Hanna Levi, the daughter of Ella Brecher Lieberman.
    Record last modified:
    2023-07-19 15:23:33
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