- Artwork Title
- Megillat Esther
- Object Type
Prayer books (lcsh)
- 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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Also in This Collection
The Spitzer family photographs consist of seven prewar, wartime, and postwar photographs of the Spitzer family of Iași, Romania and their relatives. The photographs depict Anton and Fany Spitzer and their children, Sara, Nathan, and Lily as well as Fany’s sister and brother, Chana and Lazar Wax, and a cousin, Simcha Wax.