Juden im Elsass

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(292 words)

Translated title Jews in Alsace
Editors & Curators

Katia Guth-Dreyfus, Eve-M. Hoffmann.


Charlotte Berger.


Theo Gantner, Katharina Eder Matt.


Basel, Switzerland, 1992. 88 pp., illustrations: 8 col., 178 b&w, 21 × 21 cm. German, with one essay in French.


Schweizerisches Museum für Volkskunde (26 November 1992–15 August 1993)


Alsatian Jewish ceremonial objects. Introduction to the Jewish Museum of Switzerland, and its relationship to the current exhibition (Katia Guth-Dreyfus). Four catalog essays describe the Jewish collection of the Musée Alsacien (Malou Schneider, in French), Alsatian Jews in the 19th C (Daniel Gerson), the cattle dealer as a symbol of Alsatian Jews (Freddy Raphaël), and a transcription/translation of an 1848 letter by Seligmann Brunschwig describing the pogrom “Judenrumpel” (Astrid Starck). Objects grouped into 7 categories, each with introductory text: house, life cycle, Shabbat, synagogue, holidays, caricatures, and history. Basic listing. 187 items.

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AmuletsBesamimCircumcision implements/objectsElijah’s chairEruv containersHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHalitza shoeHanukkah lampsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, AlsaceHistorical documentsKiddush cupsMezuzah casesMizrachPapercutsPesach platesPortraits, rabbisPrints, biblical imagesPurim groggersPurim platesRabbis, garmentsScrolls of Esther, illuminatedSeals/Stamps, kosher certificationSeals/Stamps, personalShabbat lampsShabbat platesShtendersSimchat Torah crownsSukkah decorationsSynagogues, AlsaceSynagogues, FranceSynagogues, inscriptions fromTassTombstones, AlsaceTorah Ark curtainsTorah Ark valancesTorah bindersTorah mantlesTzedakah boxes/containersWedding ringsYad

Related ephemera

Supplements and corrections for the catalog, 3 pp., 29.5 × 21 cm; Exhibition texts, extracted from Daniel Stauben’s Scènes de la Vie Juive en Alsace (Paris 1860), 10 pp., 29.5 × 21 cm.

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