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Candelabrum fragments from a synagogue destroyed during Kristallnacht

Object | Accession Number: 2000.507.1 a-b

Two pieces of a candelabrum from a synagogue in Mödling, Austria, destroyed by Nazi supporters during Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938. A large broken piece of the candelabrum was found in the backyard of Mrs. Martha Roth, who had salvaged it from the ruins of the burned synagogue. These sections of the candelabrum were given to Henry Freund, a former congregant of the Mödling synagogue, by his wife, Betty, originally from Vienna, who broke off a small piece of the candelabra and brought it to him in San Francisco when she fled Austria in 1939.

Date
after 1938 November 09  (found)
Geography
found : Moedling (Austria)
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Object Type
Candelabra (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Henry Freund, dedicated to the memory of his mother Gabriele, a victim of the Nazi-Criminals deported to Riga and the other martyrs from the gruesome City of Modling
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:19
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