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

Object | Accession Number: 1994.29.3

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


    Brief Narrative
    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
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alexander Kuechel
    Subject: Alexander Kuechel

    Physical Details

    Jewish Art and Symbolism
    Object Type
    Tefillin (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Leather box with attached leather straps housing a parchment scroll.
    overall: Height: 5.375 inches (13.653 cm) | Width: 4.000 inches (10.16 cm) | Depth: 2.000 inches (5.08 cm)
    overall : leather, thread, parchment, ink

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    The tefillin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1994 by Alexander Kuechel.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-09 12:04:37
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