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The Precious Legacy. Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections

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Editor

David Altshuler.

Collection

Jewish Museum in Prague.

Sponsor

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

Imprint

Washington, D.C., USA, 1983. 288 pp., illustrations: 78 col., 157 b&w, 26.1 × 20.5 cm. English.

ISBN

0671494481

Location

Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Institution (9 November 1983–1 January 1984)

Description

The history, material culture, art and legacy of Czech Jewry. Most of the collection on display had been confiscated by the Nazis during the Holocaust and housed in Prague. The catalog’s five essays address: the history of the Collection and the Prague Jewish Museum (Linda Altshuler and Anna Cohn), the History of Czech Jewry (Hillel Kieval), Community Life (Vivian B. Mann), Family and Home (Mann), and Holocaust and Beyond (Altschuler and Cohn). 298 items.

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTSCZECH REPUBLICHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, BOHEMIA-MORAVIA & GERMANY, 17TH–19TH CHEVRA KADISHAPORTRAITSPRAGUESYNAGOGUE TEXTILESTORAH ORNAMENTSTEREZÍN

minor keywords

BesamimCandlesticks/CandelabraCircumcision implements/objectsClocks/WatchesDreidelsElijah’s chairEruv containersEtrog containersFlags, Jewish Community of PragueFlags, Shlomo MolkhoHanukkah lampsHanukkah lamps, synagogueHead coverings, men’sHead coverings, women’sHevra Kadisha beakersHevra Kadisha illuminated manuscriptsHevra Kadisha painted panelsHevra Kadisha member portraitsHevra Kadisha pitchers/tankardsHevra Kadisha utensilsHistorical documentsHistorical photographsHolocaustJudaica exhibitions, pre-World War II (photographs of)KeysLevite setsLooting of art/booksMatzah covers/bagsMatzah rolling pins/scorersMezuzah casesNer TamidPesach platesPortraits, husband-wife pendantsPortraits, rabbisPrinted booksReader’s deskRimmonimScrolls of Esther, illuminatedShiviti plaques, metalSynagogues, Czech RepublicTalitTassTefillin bagsTombstones, art/iconographyTombstones, medievalTorah Ark curtainsTorah Ark valancesTorah Arks, fragmentsTorah bindersTorah coversTorah mantlesTzedakah boxes/containersWedding platesYadYom Kippur belt buckles

Related ephemera

Exhibition leaflet with significant explanatory text, produced for the Detroit showing, 12 pp., 10 col., 3 b&w illus., 23.2 × 9.3 cm; Advanced ticket order form for the exhibition’s showing in Detroit, leaflet, 4 pp., 21.5 × 9.3 cm.

Other venues

Detroit Institute of Arts, USA (13 March–5 May 1985); Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (15 May–20 August 1990); Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia (1998)

Catalogs from other venues

#1097 (Jerusalem); #1536 (Sydney)

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