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Torah-style scroll and case signed by residents of Schlachtensee DP camp

Object | Accession Number: 2003.116.2 a-b

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    Torah-style scroll and case signed by residents of Schlachtensee DP camp
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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Torah-style scroll with blue velvet cover bearing the signatures of several residents of Schlachtensee DP camp in post war Germany. The scroll was dedicated to Harold Fishbein and dated 1946, in honor of Fishbein’s 25th wedding anniversary.
    Date
    received:  1946
    Geography
    creation: Schlachtensee (Displaced persons camp); Schlachtensee (Berlin, Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rabbi Mayer Abramowitz
    Contributor
    Subject: Harold Fishbein
    Biography
    Harold Fishbein was the Director of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration's Displaced Persons camp, Schlachtensee, from 1945 to 1948.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Hebrew Yiddish
    Classification
    Jewish Art and Symbolism
    Object Type
    Scrolls (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    a. Rolled paper scroll with Hebrew and Yiddish calligraphy in black ink.
    b. Blue velvet cover with a white-muslin Star of David sewn onto the exterior.
    Dimensions
    a: Height: 1.500 inches (3.81 cm) | Width: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Depth: 11.500 inches (29.21 cm)
    b: Width: 4.500 inches (11.43 cm) | Depth: 7.000 inches (17.78 cm)
    Materials
    a : paper, wood, ink
    b : velvet, cloth, thread

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The scroll was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Rabbi Mayer Abramowitz in 2003.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:30:12
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