Torah pointer with dedicatory inscription
Tunisia
ca. 1920
Silver, cast and engraved; metal thread and sequins
Hebrew inscription: "The young Nathan Scemama died in the war 1917"; a French inscription adds that Nathan Scemama was an assistant to a military doctor, was decorated with the War Cross, and died fighting for France on 21/7/1917, aged 26
L: 30; W: 4 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 6521, 6489
Accession number: B50.02.0672 ; 149/163


Exhibitions:
Provenance Research Online: World War II Looted Cultural Treasures, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir




 
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