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Obj. ID: 10854
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah mantle, Thessaloniki (Salonika)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992
The trapezoid Torah mantle comprises a cloak attached to a round top, with a vertical back opening. It is decorated on its upper front with a crown, topped by an apex, shaped as a Star of David. Below the crown is a Judeo Spanish (Ladino) dedicatory inscription embroidered in square, filled letters, which reads: "הקדש די לה'/ סיניורה רוזה די אליהו/ יאודה פור סוס דיפונטוס/ יום טוב א' בילייאה/ אמבראם יוסף אי שבתאי/ אי אברהם אי איסטיר/ אי דולסה (ב)ן סאנג'י שבתי/ אי רשל יהודה אי שרה/ אטאס התרפב (5682)." "Dedicated to the Lord by Roza (wife) of Elijah Judah in memory of the souls of her dead (relatives): Yom Tov and Bella Ambram (Abraham), Joseph and Shabbetai, and Abrahamand Istir (Esther) and Dulse son of Sangi Shabbetai, and Rachel Judah and Sarah Attas 5682 (1922)." The inscription is set above two scrolled stems with leaves, bound by a ribbon.   The round top has two openings for the Torah staves. A fringed strip surrounds the top and the bottom edges of the cloak. 

Online collection of the ritual objects from the E. Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute is available here: http://cbj.jhi.pl/collections/964689

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Date
1922
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
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Ornamentation
Custom
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Location of Torah Ark
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Summary and Remarks
A collection of ritual objects was confiscated from the Greek Jews when they were transported to Auschwitz during World War II. This Torah mantle was handed in 1948 to the museum from Narozno, a city in Silesia where the Nazis stored the objects.
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