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Rothman Judenstern

 Collection
Identifier: B396
Brass plated Judenstern (shabbat light), replica of a 19th century lamp. Liese Henle Rothman purchased the lamp to honor the 19th Century German Jewish tradition of lighting the Shabbat lamp. Judensterns are designed to burn for an entire day and night because kindling fire was forbidden on the Sabbath. Collection consists of one object: a Judenstern.

Dates

  • Mid 20th - Early 21st Century

Creator

Extent

1.0 Linear Feet (1 container) : standard records box

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of one object: a Judenstern.

Biographical / Historical

Liese Henle Rothman was born and raised in Heilbronn in southern Germany, an hour outside of Stuttgart. The only child of Moritz and Frieda Stein Henle, three generations of the Henle family lived in a 3-story building with the family tailor shop on the first floor. Liese was sponsored to emigrate to America in 1938 by her mother's great uncle in Chicago with the intention the rest of the family would come late but they never did. Liese married Leonard Rothman and had two children in Chicago, Miriam (Keith Pockross) and Michael (Ellen Wolff). They couple founded their temple in Skokie, IL. They moved to Denver in 2011 and both Liese and Leonard passed away in 2012. Both are buried in the Temple Emanuel Section at the Fairmont Cemetery in Denver.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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