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Black and white striped wool tallit katan found postwar by a Polish Jewish man

Object | Accession Number: 2003.163.1

Tallit katan made from a torn tallit found by Chaim Bornstein in a burned out home near Druja, Poland (Druia, Belarus), circa spring 1945, at the end of World War II. Chaim took the tallit, a prayer shawl, and kept it with him while he was in various displaced persons camps where he married and had a child. After the family emigrated to the United States in 1948, Chaim's wife took the damaged tallit and altered it to make a tallit katan, a smaller tallit that is worn at all times by Orthodox men under their clothes.

found:  approximately 1945 May
found: Druja, Poland (historic); Druia (Belarus)
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Samuel D. Bornstein
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:15:58
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