Pentateuch carried by a Jewish teenage girl when she fled Vienna
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert and Steven Rosenblatt
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.
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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
This collection includes photographs, passport, and a Chumash [Pentatuch], partly burned pages from a book of Hebrew writings (possibly Talmudic). The passport was issued to Mathilde Schwarz, born 1923 in Vienna, Austria, to Gershon and Rachel Schwarz, and immigrated to the United States in 1940, leaving her parents behind. Mathilde carried the two photographs of her parents and the Pentatuch which contained the burned pages retrieved the day after Kristallnacht from the streets of Vienna. Mathilde's parents, Gershon and Rachel, did not survive.
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.