Burned page fragments with Hebrew text found after Kristallnacht
Books and pamphlets
- Object Type
Fragments (object portions) (aat)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert and Steven Rosenblatt
Partly burned pages from a book of Hebrew writings saved by seventeen year old Mathilde Schwarz when she was sent by her parents from Vienna, Austria, to America in 1940. The burnt pages, possibly from the Talmud, were retrieved from the streets of Vienna the day after the Kristallnacht pogrom of November 9-10, 1938. Mathilde's parents Gershon and Rachel Schwarz did not survive.
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Also in Mathilde Schwarz Rosenblatt collection
The collection consists of burnt pages from a Hebrew book, documents, photographs, and a Pentatuch relating to the experiences of Mathilde Schwarz before and during the Holocaust in Vienna, Austria.
Date: approximately 1938-1940
Chumash or Pentatuch taken by seventeen year old Mathilde Schwarz when she escaped from Nazi annexed Vienna, Ausria, to the United States in 1940. The book contained burned pages retrieved from the streets of Vienna the day after the November 9-10, 1938, Kristallnacht pogrom. Mathilde's parents, Gershon and Rachel, did not survive.