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Ceiling lamp globe commemorating a Romanian pogrom victim 2005.123.2 front

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Washington, United States

Glass globe dedicated to the memory of Idel Wahstain, who was murdered in the 1941 pogrom in Iasi, Romania. It was created immediately following World War II and donated by his children, Rasela and Iosef, to the synagogue in Iasi. The globe was retrieved from a light fixture in the main synagogue by the Federation of Romanian Jewish Communities toward the end of the 20th century. In 1940, Romania came under the rule of a radical military coalition led by General Antonescu. In November 1940, they joined the Axis alliance, of which Nazi Germany was the leading member. The Romanians joined in the German attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941. A few days later, Romanian authorities launched a massive pogrom against the Jewish population in Iasi, the regional capital of Moldavia, killing at least 4000 and deporting 1000s more.

Glass globe dedicated to the memory of Idel Wahstain, who was murdered in the 1941 pogrom in Iasi, Romania. It was created immediately following World War II and donated by his children, Rasela and Iosef, to the synagogue in Iasi. The globe was retrieved from a light fixture in the main synagogue by the Federation of Romanian Jewish Communities toward the end of the 20th century. In 1940, Romania came under the rule of a radical military coalition led by General Antonescu. In November 1940, they joined the Axis alliance, of which Nazi Germany was the leading member. The Romanians joined in the German attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941. A few days later, Romanian authorities launched a massive pogrom against the Jewish population in Iasi, the regional capital of Moldavia, killing at least 4000 and deporting 1000s more.

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  • Title: Ceiling lamp globe commemorating a Romanian pogrom victim 2005.123.2 front
  • Provenance: The celiling lamp globe was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Pincu Kaiserman for the Federation of Romanian Jewish Communities, Iași Section., The celiling lamp globe was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Pincu Kaiserman for the Federation of Romanian Jewish Communities, Iași Section.
  • Subject Keywords: Synagogues--Romania--Iași. Pogroms--Romania--Iași--History--20th century. Jews--Persecutions--Romania--Iași. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Romania--Iași., Synagogues--Romania--Iași. Pogroms--Romania--Iași--History--20th century. Jews--Persecutions--Romania--Iași. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Romania--Iași.
  • Type: Furnishings and Furniture, Furnishings and Furniture
  • Rights: Permanent Collection, Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Opaque, white, glass globe with a flared lip at the opening. The surface is covered with black painted text in Romanian and Hebrew, separated into 2 sections by an image of a scroll. On the bottom surface is a 6-pointed Star of David, with Hebrew text painted in the center., Opaque, white, glass globe with a flared lip at the opening. The surface is covered with black painted text in Romanian and Hebrew, separated into 2 sections by an image of a scroll. On the bottom surface is a 6-pointed Star of David, with Hebrew text painted in the center.

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