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Tefillin hidden by a Belgian Jew while an inmate in seven concentration camps

Object | Accession Number: 1994.29.2

Tefillin hidden and carried by Alexander Kuechel during his imprisonment in seven concentration camps during the Holocaust. Tefillin are small boxes containing prayers attached to leather straps and worn on the arm and the head by Orthodox Jewish males during morning prayers.

use:  1939-1945
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Object Type
Tefillin (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alexander Kuechel
Record last modified: 2023-08-09 12:03:56
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