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Obj. ID: 42201
Jewish Architecture
  Memorial for Deported Jews at the Synagogue in Siena, Italy
To the main object: Synagogue in Siena, Italy

© Samuel D. Gruber, Photographer: Gruber, Samuel D., 2018

Who is Commemorated?

Fourteen Jews of Siena deported during the Second World War

Description

An inscribed rectangular marble plaque attached to the brick façade of the Siena synagogue with four metal bolts, to the left of the main entrance.

Inscription

The inscription in Italian reads:

FURONO PUR VERI I CAMPI DI SPIETATO ANNIENTAMENTO
INCREDIBILI STRUMENTI DI DISUMANA PREPOTENZA
CON SEI MILIONI DI EBREI VI SCOMPARVERO I DEPORTATI DA SIENA
FIGLI DI UA DOTTRINA DI GIUSTIZIA E DI AMORE
CON CARITA E BENEDIZIONE SIANO I LORO NOMI RICORDATI

Translation: The camps of ruthless annihilation were true / Incredible tools of inhuman power / With six million Jews the deportees from Siena will disappear / Children of a doctrine of justice and love / With charity and blessing their names are remembered

RAB. HASDA PROF. AUGUSTO

ANNI

70

HASDA SEGRE BETTINA

68

BELGRADO UBALDO

52

BRANDES ERNESTA

85

FORTI LIVIA

55

NISSIM GINA

47

NISSIM MARCELLA

20

 

NISSIM GRAZIELLA

ANNI

14

SADUN GINO

71

SADUN AIO ADELE

64

VALECH DAVIDE

64

VALECH MICHELE

68

VALECH FERRUCCIO

13

VALECH MOROSINA

21

The inscription in Hebrew reads:

תהי נפשם צרורה בצרור החיים 

 Translation: Let their souls be bound in the bundle of life

Commissioned by

Jewish Community of Siena

2 image(s)

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Name/Title
Memorial for Deported Jews at the Synagogue in Siena | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Synagogue (active)
{"10":"Any immovable marker or memorial that specifically references the Holocaust."}
Date
1948
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown
(Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Italy | Tuscany | Siena
| via delle Scotte 14
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Stone (Travertine)
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
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Weight
Axis
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Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance

The plaque was unveiled on May 12, 1948.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

"Anti Jewish Persecution in Tuscany,” Museum and Documentation Centre of Deportation and Resistance – Memorial Sites in Tuscany website., http://www.museodelladeportazione.it/en/the-deportation-of-jews-from-tuscany/ (accessed December 13, 2021)

Bemporad, Dora Liscia and Anna Marcela Tedeschi Falco,.eds. Tuscany Jewish Itineraries: Place, History and Art (Venice: Marsilio, 1997).

Sacerdoti, Annie. The Guide to Jewish Italy, photographs by Alberto Jona Falco (New York: Rizzoli, 2004)

Sacerdoti, Annie. The Guide to Jewish Italy, photographs by Alberto Jona Falco (Venice, 2008)
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Samuel D. Gruber | 2018
Author of description
Samuel D. Gruber | 2021
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Negative/Photo. No.