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Display of ritual synagogue textiles confiscated by the Nazis.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 48738

Display of ritual synagogue textiles confiscated by the Nazis.

The Torah curtain, bottom row, third from the right, is now part of the collection of the Jewish Museum of Westphali. They acquired the curtain from art trade "Pieces of Time," London in 1987 and provided the caption and following translation:

"The historically valuable Torah curtain dates from 1925 and it is white for the high religious occasions. The donors were Leah Kestenbaum (1864-1949) and her husband Reb Elijahu Kestenbaum (1862-1936) from Leipzig. The family emigrated in the 1930s to New York, where their Descendants still live today. The curtain has the following embroidery:

This is a gift in honor of the torah Mrs. Leah Rachel, may she live/long she shall live, Daughter of Reb Jakob, blessed memory (s..l: sichrono li-wrachah
The wife of Reb Elijah (u) Kestenboim/Kestenbaum
In the year 1925"

Circa 1945 - 1947
Offenbach, [Hessen; Frankfurt am Main] Germany
Variant Locale
Offenbach am Main
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of S. J. Pomrenze
Record last modified: 2022-03-14 00:00:00
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