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Silver vermeil cake server received as a wedding gift by a Jewish woman in prewar Germany

Object | Accession Number: 1989.232.2

Silver vermeil serving knife received as a wedding gift by Selma Herz upon her marriage to Hugo Pauly, circa 1927, in Eilendorf, near Aachen, Germany. It was a gift from Abraham Hollander, Anne Frank's maternal grandfather, who was a first cousin of Selma's mother, Caroline Menken Herz. The knife may have been a family heirloom that originally belonged to Rosa'a mother. Soon after the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship in 1933, the Herz family businesses were boycotted because they were Jewish. In early 1936, Selma and Hugo emigrated to Palestine with their 5 year old son, Kurt. They then emigrated to the United States in December 1938.

received:  approximately 1927
received: Eilendorf (Germany)
Household Utensils
Serving utensils
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jill Berg Pauly
Record last modified: 2021-12-10 07:34:00
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