Sammlung

Tora-Schild, Fellheim 18 Jhd.Ritual and cult objects for celebrations in the synagogue and the home dating from the 17th to the 20th century are the nucleus of the collection. These are supplemented by objects on loan from the Bavarian National Museum in Munich and from private collectors.

Most of the silver objects come from annihilated Jewish communities in Swabia and were made by renowned Augsburg goldsmiths, showing astonishing links between Jewish and Christian culture.

Over twenty Torah shields, or breastplates, function as reference points in the collection. Imbedded in their historic context they tell of the religious beliefs, the geographic dispersion, the social composition and the interrelation between former Jewish communities and the Christian majority culture.