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Scroll of Esther hidden and recovered postwar by a Romanian Jew

Publication | Accession Number: 2011.107.1

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
before 1931  (creation)
use : Iasi (Romania)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nat Shaffir
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Record last modified: 2017-09-12 12:39:13
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