JDC Displaced Persons camp seder plate
Id no. 1999.A.1004, Other, Hebrew, English
Subject(s):  Passover, JDC, Ritual, DP camps
This ceramic plate was intended for use at the Passover Seder meal, with indentations for ritual Passover foods. The plate was manufactured, c. 1946, in a workshop established for Holocaust survivors to teach them new skills under the auspices of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Its raised rim bears depictions of slaves and taskmasters; iconographic images of the Holy Land; and the Hebrew text includes ?from slavery to freedom,? and ?this year in Jerusalem?, reflecting both the Passover story and the hope of many survivors in displaced persons camps to establish their future homes in the Land of Israel.
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