ORZESZKOWEJ 10 ST.
Bronze Mezuzah from Krakow. This mezuzah is a bronze cast of imprint of the mezuzah trace found at the old tenement at Orzeszkowej Street in Krakow. We created a new mezuzah out of bronze to make the history tangible. Touching the mezuzah activates a link between past and present. MI POLIN – contemporary judaica brand from Poland.
7,08” long / 1,18” wide
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The trace of mezuzah
new mezuzah - bronze cast of the trace
The story hidden behind
At Orzeszkowej 10 lived and Józef Nechemia Kornitzer – the last prewar Rabbi of Jewish community in Kraków. Józef was born in Kraków on December 12th, 1880 and was a grandson of another known Rabbi from Kraków – Szymon Schreiber. Józef Kornitzer died on April 28th, 1933 in Kraków. His son, Samuel Kornitzer, was a dayan and was killed during the war. After the research MI POLIN is 99% sure that mezuzah trace came from the Rabbis pre-war home.
In apartment number 10 lived Hirsz Ajzensztadt, a member of city council. Another person who lived in Orzeszkowej 10 was Milka Friedman. Most likely she was a daughter of Wolf and Lea. She was killed during the war and survived by her brother, Elias Friedman.