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Blue striped tallit with an embroidered neckband owned by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2004.524.16

Contemporary blue striped tallit acquired by Peter Victor after his emigration to the United States in 1947. A tallit is a prayer shawl worn by Jewish men during morning services. The atarah [neckband] of this tallit is embroidered with the prayer recited while donning the shawl. Peter, age 18, left Berlin, Germany, for Shanghai, China, in 1938 to escape the anti-Jewish policies of the Nazi-led government. His parents, Carl and Elsa, arrived in Shanghai in 1939. Carl died in 1940 and Elsa in 1942. Shanghai was liberated by the United States Army on September 3, 1945. With the aid of the American Joint Distribution Committee, Peter emigrated to America in December 1947.

Date
after 1948  (received)
Geography
received : United States
Language
Hebrew
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Peter M. Victor and in memory of Carl and Elsa Victor and Berta Neidermann Victor
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:22
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