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 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.
Date: 1931-approximately 1940
Contains a photograph album, photographic prints, documents, newspaper clippings, and correspondence illustrating the experiences of Julius Simon and Gerda Bundheim Simon and their daughter Lore [donor] who was born in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1929. The photo album documents the first two years of Lore's life in Karlsruhe. Includes Red Cross letters from Gerda's family who were unable to escape; a Deutsches Reich Reisepass for Julius, Gerda and Lore; a United States War Bond as well as a clipping and image of Julius and Gerda buying Lore a War Bond, posing with Henry Morgenthau, Jr. The Simons immigrated to New York in 1939.