Torah pointer with dedicatory inscription

ca. 1920
Silver, cast and engraved; metal thread and sequins
Hebrew inscription: "The young Nathan Scemama died in the war 1917"; a French inscription adds that Nathan Scemama was an assistant to a military doctor, was decorated with the War Cross, and died for France on 21/7/1917, aged 26
L: 30; W: 4 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 6521, 6489
Accession number: B50.02.0672;149/163


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav