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Catalog Number 1995.022.002
Object Name Menorah
Description Hammered silver menorah; used for Hanukkah; 4 round feet support square base topped with dome which contains music box that plays "Ma-oz Tzur"; central square column supports urn-shaped candle holders on square arms, 4 per side; center column topped with spread winged eagle; shamus candle supported by round S-shaped arm attached to 4th column section; music box held in place by wood base, contains small hole for key; makers marks stamped on 4 column sections, base, all illegible; some wax drippings on base.

Quote from Helene Hirschler, found in notes from accession folder:
"[This menorah] was likely to have been a wedding gift to my parents in the late 1920s. It was kept by my non-Jewish governess when we fled in 1939, [who] sent it back with several other religous objects."
Date 1920
Year Range from 1920
Height (in) 15
Width (in) 10.5
Depth (in) 6
People Hirscher, Helene
Hirschler, Bernard
Hirschler, Moses
Hirschler, Gertrude
Subjects Judaism - Liturgical objects
Family
Menorah
Hanukkah
Search Terms refugee
Nazi Germany
Chanukah
Classification Germany
Austria
Notes Quote from Helene Hirschler, found in notes from accession folder:
[This menorah] was likely to have been a wedding gift to my parents in the late 1920s. It was dept by my non-Jewish governess when we fled in 1939, [who] sent it back with several other religous objects.
Condition Good
Dimension type 1
Imagefile 026\1995022002.JPG
Lexicon sub-category Ceremonial Artifact