SILVER GILT KIDDUSH CUP ADORNED WITH THE STORY OF JACOB GERMANY, 1757. ©VANCOUVER HOLOCAUST EDUCATION CENTRE. THE ONLY PIECE OF MAX HAHN’S LOOTED JUDAICA COLLECTION THAT HAS BEEN RESTITUTED TO DATE
Treasured Belongings: The Hahn Family & The Search For A Stolen Legacy
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, Vancouver, BC - Nov 8 – 27
Rivalling those of the Sassoon and Rothschild families, the Hahn Collection was among the most important private Judaica collections in pre-war Europe. Though it was confiscated and pillaged by the Nazis during the state-sponsored Kristallnacht Pogrom of November 9-10, 1938, signifi cant elements remain, including menorahs, a violin, photographs, passports and a gold-plated cup that tells the story of Jacob. Accompanying the collection are interpretative elements that provide further context on the family and their descendants’ restitution efforts.