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Damaged Torah scroll from a synagogue in Marburg desecrated during Kristallnacht

Object | Accession Number: 1991.131.1 a-c

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    Brief Narrative
    Desecrated Torah scroll from a synagogue in Marburg, Germany, that was vandalized during Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938. The scroll was given to Joseph Tauber in the late 1960s for safekeeping by an unnamed German woman who told him that the scroll was desecrated during the Night of Broken Glass or Kristallnacht. It had been given to her to preserve by the person who took it from the synagogue in order to protect it.
    found:  1938 November 09-1938 November 10
    found: Marburg (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joseph and Helena Tauber

    Physical Details

    Jewish Art and Symbolism
    Object Type
    Torah scrolls (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    b. fragment in the roughly in the shape of a triangle
    overall: Height: 11.500 inches (29.21 cm) | Width: 2.750 inches (6.985 cm) | Depth: 7.250 inches (18.415 cm)
    overall : parchment, ink

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    The desecrated Torah scroll was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991 by Joseph and Helena Tauber.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:21:33
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