Fragment from a Torah mantle destroyed during Kristallnacht
1938 November 10
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Jewish ceremonial objects
- Object Type
Torah mantles (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lore Simon Deutsch
Salvaged fragment of a burned Torah mantle cut and preserved by Julius Simon on November 10, 1938, during Kristallnacht in Karlsruhe, Germany. Julius Simon and his family escaped to New York in 1939.
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Also in Julius Simon family collection
The collection consist of artifacts, clippings, correspondence, documents photograph prints and album relating to the experiences of Julius and Gerda Bundheim Simon and their daughter Lore before the Holocaust in Karlsruhe, Germany, and in the United States after their 1939 emigration.
The Simon family papers include correspondence, passports, photographic materials, and a War Bond documenting Julius, Gerda, and Lore Simon from Karlsruhe and their immigration to the United States in 1939. Correspondence includes a 1941 letter and six 1942 Red Cross forms from the Bundheim family in Assen, Germany to the Simon family in New York as well as 1946 Red Cross letter tracing the fates of Elias, Griet, Martha, and Erich Bundheim. A 1933 German passport documents Julius and Lore Simon, and a 1938 passport marked with a red “J” documents Gerda Simon. Photographs depict Lore with her parents, her aunts Jenny Gotschalk and Rosa Benjamin, her paternal uncle Sali Simon, her cousins Lutz and Ruth Benjamin and Margot Bundheim, grandfather Elias Bundheim, and other family and friends at home, in Karlsruhe, and on vacation. The collection also includes a $25 U.S. War Bond Julius and Gerda purchased for Lore and a newspaper clipping showing a photograph of the couple buying the bond from Henry Morgenthau, Jr.