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Object | Accession Number: 2011.107.1

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    Brief Narrative
    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.
    Artwork Title
    Megillat Esther
    creation:  before 1931
    use: Iasi (Romania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nathan Shaffir

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Prayer books (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Megillat Esther scroll composed of parchment and handwritten Hebrew text.
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    The Megillat Esther was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2011 by Nat Shaffir, the son of Anton Spitzer.
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