Torah finials made by German Jewish refugee Moritz Wolff in internment on Isle of Man
Id no. 2000.A.636.1ab-.2ab, Judaica
Subject(s):  Ritual, Synagogues, Refugees
These finials were used to adorn the Torah during religious services in the British internment camp on the Isle of Man. They were made by Moritz Wolff, a German Jewish refugee. Wolff used silver and black painted wood and blue tape to construct the finials. Inside the finials, German text reads, Wolff, House 6.

?Enemy? aliens and refugees primarily from Germany made up the majority of those interned on the Isle of Man during World War II. Most of those interned stayed a short time before being processed and moved elsewhere.
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