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Ceiling lamp globe commemorating a Romanian pogrom victim

Object | Accession Number: 2005.123.2

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.

creation:  approximately 1945
commemoration:  1941 June 29
use: Iasi synagogue; Iasi (Romania)
Furnishings and Furniture
Lighting devices
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Federation of Romanian Jewish Communities, Iași Section
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:18:15
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