Burgundy velvet shofar cover with a floral border and tassels saved by a German Jewish refugee
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Jewish ceremonial objects
- Object Type
Shofar covers (ushmm)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gusti Ackermann
Burgundy velvet shofar cover brought with Gusti Mayer when she and her thirteen year old brother, August, emigrated in June 1937 from Hermeskeil, Germany, to the United States in June 1937.
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Also in Gusti and Julius Ackermann collection
The collection consists of a shofar and cover and a torah binder relating to the experiences of Julius Ackermann and his family and Gusti Mayer and her younger brother August and their emigration to the United States from Hermeskeil, Germany, in 1937.
Brown tallit bag monogrammed JA brought by Julius Ackermann when he emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1938. It originally belonged to his grandfather or his great-grandfather.
Shofar brought by Julius Ackermann when he emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1938. It had been used by his family for years.
Wimpel or Torah wrapping brought with thirteen year old August Erich Mayer when he emigrated to the United States with his older sister, Gusti, in June 1937. It was created to celebrate his birth on July 27, 1924, and is inscribed in paint with his name and birthdate. His parents gave him the wrapping before he left Hermeskeil, Germany.