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Torah binder with his name and birthdate saved by a young German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 1993.22.3

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.

Date
1924 July 27  (commemoration)
1924  (creation)
1937 June  (emigration)
Geography
received : Hermeskeil (Germany)
Language
Hebrew
German
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Object Type
Torah binders (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gusti Ackermann
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:26
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