Torah shield with dedicatory inscription from 1943
Vienna, Austrian Empire
Silver, repoussé, and engraved
Hebrew inscriptions: the Ten Commadments, the Hebrew year [5]602 (1842); later inscription: "...For this is a brand plucked from the fire" [Zechariah 3:2], Fradl Scheiner and her family bought and donated [the shield] in memory of their husband and father, David son of Shlomo, during the Great War, [5]703 [1943]"
H: 25; W: 18 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 3617
Accession number: B50.02.0373 ; 148/064

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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