Scroll of Esther hidden and recovered postwar by a Romanian Jew
- Artwork Title
- Megillat Esther
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nat Shaffir
Megillat Esther, the scroll of Esther, read on the Jewish holiday of Purim carried by Anton Spitzer when he moved to Iasi, Romania, in 1931. Shortly before he was taken away by the Nazis in 1944, Anton hid the scroll in a cellar in the Iasi ghetto. He recovered it when he returned to Iasi after the war in 1945. The family would read from this scroll on Purim in Iasi until they immigrated to Israel in 1950.
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Photographic postcard sent from Lazar Wax (donor's maternal uncle) in Sweden, where he went after the war to recuperate after liberation. Written to Fani and Anton Spitzer (donor's parents) in Romania. Included is their father's yarhtzeit. Lazar was with his father when he died in Auschwitz one month before liberation.