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Tallit

Object | Accession Number: 2017.519.1

Tallit found in German home by Manfred Hohenemser, an American GI who was a German Jewish refugee. After his unit liberated the Ohrdruf concentration camp, they moved on to the town of Eisenbach near the Austrian border. Manfred was ordered to conduct a house to house search, and while doing so, he saw the tallit being used as a tablecloth in one of the homes. Furious, he ripped the tallit off the table and took it with him.

Date
found:  1945
Geography
found: Eisenbach (Germany)
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Brina Herskovits
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:26:12
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