Ceiling lamp globe commemorating a Romanian pogrom victim
commemoration: 1941 June 29
Furnishings and Furniture
- Object Type
Glass lampshades (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Federation of Romanian Jewish Communities, Iași Section
Glass globe dedicated to the memory of Idel Wahstain, who was murdered in the 1941 pogrom in Iasi, Romania. It was created immediately following World War II and donated by his children, Rasela and Iosef, to the synagogue in Iasi. The globe was retrieved from a light fixture in the main synagogue by the Federation of Romanian Jewish Communities toward the end of the 20th century. In 1940, Romania came under the rule of a radical military coalition led by General Antonescu. In November 1940, they joined the Axis alliance, of which Nazi Germany was the leading member. The Romanians joined in the German attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941. A few days later, Romanian authorities launched a massive pogrom against the Jewish population in Iasi, the regional capital of Moldavia, killing at least 4000 and deporting 1000s more.
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Also in Federation of Romanian Jewish Communities, Iași Section collection
The collection consists of a lamp fixture and photographs relating to the experiences of Idel, Iosef, and Rasela Wahstain before, during, and after the Holocaust in Romania.
The collection consists of one framed photograph and one unframed black and white photograph. The unframed photograph depicts a Jewish family with the handwritten inscription on backing, "Tata mort pogrom" (Father died in pogrom). The framed photograph depicts two women who also appear in the first photograph. This collection was retrieved from the main synagogue of Iași, Romania.