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Silver kiddush cup with scenes of Lublin entrusted to a Gentile neighbor

Object | Accession Number: 2003.41.1

Silver engraved kiddush cup given to Zofia Jedrusiak for safekeeping by a Jewish woman in Lublin, Poland, in 1941. She said that Zofia should return the cup to her son if he returned to Poland after the war. This cup had been given to her son on the occasion of his bris, or circumcision, when he was an infant. A kiddush cup is a ceremonial vessel to hold wine for the blessing said at Shabbat and Jewish holidays meals. No one ever returned for the cup, but Zofia's family kept it safe for over fifty years in the hope that someone might return to claim it.

Date
approximately 1873  (creation)
1941  (received)
Geography
received : Lublin (Poland)
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Object Type
Kiddush cups (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joel Dancyger on behalf of Anna Eckersdorf-Kalinowska
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Record last modified: 2018-02-23 13:54:20
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