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

Object | Accession Number: 1993.22.3

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    Brief Narrative
    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.
    commemoration:  1924 July 27
    creation:  1924
    emigration:  1937 June
    received: Hermeskeil (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gusti Ackermann

    Physical Details

    Hebrew German
    Jewish Art and Symbolism
    Object Type
    Torah binders (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Long, narrow, white cloth with pencilled ruled lines that contain Hebrew text drawn with multi-color markers; beneath is smaller text in German. It is hemmed with white thread.
    overall: Height: 152.875 inches (388.303 cm) | Width: 7.125 inches (18.098 cm)
    overall : cotton, marker, graphite
    front, multi-colored marker : Hebrew text / August Erich Mayer, geb. den 27 Juli 1924

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    Administrative Notes

    The Torah binder was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993 by Gusti Ackermann, the sister of August Erich Mayer.
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    2022-07-28 18:22:17
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