Investigation into the provenance of museum collections in connection with the theft, confiscation and sale of objects under duress between 1933 and 1945.

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Chanukiah

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Chanukiah
Year
1900 - 1940
Technique
Brass
Size
20 x 25 cm, Ø voet 10,5 cm
Inventorynumber
51801
Category
Jewish ritual objects

Museum

Westfries Museum

Conclusion

How this candelabrum was acquired by Avenhorn’s Dutch Reformed church and who the previous owner was is no longer known.

Explanation

During the Second World War, the theft of Jewish ritual objects was widespread. Because so little is known about the candelabrum’s origins, its provenance may very well be problematic.

Reconstruction origin

? <> 1988
Nederlands Hervormde Gemeente, Avenhorn

Museum inventory

1988
Acquired by the museum from Nederlands Hervormde Gemeente

Museum inventory

1988 <> present day
Westfries Museum

Museum inventory