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Megillah saved from the synagogue in Zulz after it was closed by the Nazis

Publication | Accession Number: 2004.482.1

Megillah damaged and taken from the synagogue in Zulz, Germany (now Biala (Wojewodztwo Opolskie, Poland), which was vandalized and burned during Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938. This handwritten scroll is a megilat containing the biblical Book of Esther which is read on the Jewish holiday of Purim. Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) refers to a two day pogrom during which violent mobs, spurred on by antisemitic Nazi officials, destroyed hundreds of synagogues and burned and desecrated the religious objects they contained.

Title
Megillah
Date
1938 November 09-1938 November 10  (use)
Geography
use : Zulz (Germany) historic; Biala (Wojewodztwo Opolskie, Poland)
Language
Hebrew
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Donald H. Harter
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Record last modified: 2017-09-12 12:39:27
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