Lowicz Mezuzah by Mi Polin

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    This mezuzah is part of a series from Mi Polin titled "Mezuzah from this house." Before World War II, Poland had 3.5 million Jewish inhabitants as well a few million mezuzot. Almost all of the Jews and their mezuzot perished during the war, with only traces and empty holes remaining today in the place of mezuzahs. "Mezuzah from this house" is a bronze cast of what is left behind and commemorates the Jewish lives of pre-war Poland. Each mezuzah has an engraved letter Shin and the address where the trace was found on the side. After sitting untouched for many years, these mezuzot can now fulfill their holy function again.
     
    The story behind this mezuzah:
    On May 14, 1940 an order was passed regarding the creation of a ghetto in Lowicz, which included Browarna Street. Documents in the archives of the Jewish Historic Institute state that during the war, Chaja and Josef Ettinger (from Lodz) and Sara Rembielinska (from Konstantynow) resettled here as children and that they used Centros Soup Kitchen. Centos was the National Society for the Care of Orphans while living at 11 Browarna St. 
    The Blau Family, which includes Josek, Hela, and their parents Sumer and Mirel, resided at 11 Browarna St. during the war. They are noted on the list of refugees from Wloclawek and most likely all died. 
     
    To see how the Mi Polin team discovers mezuzah traces throughout Poland, watch this video clip.
     
    Kosher mezuzah scroll sold separately.
     
    Cast bronze
    4" x 1 1/4"
     
     

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