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Silver engraved candelabrum commemorating the Stolp synagogue saved by refugees from Nazi Germany

Object | Accession Number: 2007.516.3 a-f

Silver engraved candelabrum that Olga and Werner Leszynski brought with them when they fled Nazi Germany in March 1939. It is one of a pair of candelabra dedicated on the 25th Anniversary of the synagogue in Stolp, Germany (Slupsk, Poland). The synagogue, built in 1901-1902, was set on fire and destroyed by Nazi supporters during Kristallnacht, November 9, 1938. In early 1939, the scientific journal for which Werner worked sent him to Prague. He then sent for Olga and their 3 year old daughter, Ruth, who arrived in March. The Bohemia and Moravia region of Czechoslovakia, where Prague was located, was occupied by Germany on March 15, 1939. Werner and the family escaped by airplane to London. Once there, they obtained visas for the United States and sailed on the SS Cameronia from Glasgow, arriving in the US on July 29, 1940.

commemoration:  1895
emigration:  1939 March
depiction: synagogue in Stolp, Germany (historic); Slupsk (Poland)
Furnishings and Furniture
Lighting devices
Object Type
Candelabra (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Carol Baldridge
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 17:51:40
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