This final illustration, no. 17, is placed below the 9th column of the text. In the rectangular frame, there is a group of men looking upwards. The placement of the illustration - below the section of text that lists the names of Haman's sons as they are executed (Es. 9:6-10) - as well as the men's upturned heads, suggest that they are witnessing the execution of the sons of Haman. Having in mind that this particular megillah was created in Germany after Hitler came to power, it can be assumed that the artist did not want to make a direct allusion to the current political situation and deliberately omitted representation of the execution. Nevertheless, the meaning of the scene was still clear to the users of Geismar scrolls.
Below the last column, the signature of Weisenberg, the scribe, is placed.
The scroll is preserved intact.
The Book of Esther in Hebrew
The scroll is formed of 3 paper sheets containing 12 columns of the text with 42 lines, except for col. 10 with 11 lines divided into two parts.
The text of the Book of Esther with the vocalization is printed in the Ashkenazi stam script with tagin, in black ink. It reflects the text copied by an expert scribe and it shows scribal practices of typical Ashkenazi megillot, e.g. enlarged and diminished letters in Haman's sons section, enlarged letters ח (Es. 1:6) and ת (Es. 9:29).
A short biography and Geismar's immigration card are available https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/bearing-witness/esther-scroll.asp (accessed on 24.10.2020).
Other exemplars of the megillah sharing the same illustrations are stored in the Jewish Museum in Prague (inv. nos. 095.541, 084.999, and 178.216 - ID no. 36312), in the MAHJ in Paris (Inv. 2009.17.015 and Inv. 2000.16.169), in the JTS Library in New York (S282 and S474), and other institutional and private collections.