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Torah fragment from the Pforzheim synagogue

Object | Accession Number: 2012.494.1

Fragment of a desecrated torah scroll discovered by Max Hausspiegel (later Houss) in the rubble of the Pforzheim synagogue in the days following the Kristallnacht pogrom of November 9-10, 1938. He took the torah fragment with him when his family emigrated to the United States in the spring of 1939.

Geography
found: destroyed Pforzheim synagogue; Pforzheim (Germany)
Language
Hebrew
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Object Type
Torah scrolls (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Max Houss
 
Record last modified: 2019-12-05 22:32:48
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