Burial Society Torah shield with dedicatory inscription
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Silver, repoussé, punched, engraved, and partly gilt
Hebrew inscription: the Ten Commandments; German and Yiddish inscriptions: the names Sigmund Politzer and his wife Sophie Politzer, née Bing, who donated the shield to the Holy Community and Burial Society of Vasarhelier (Vásárhely, probably a shortened form of Marosvásárhely), and the Hebrew year
H: 30; W: 27 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 3663
Accession number: B50.02.0341 ; 148/057

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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