Wschodnia 34 St.
Bronze Mezuzah from Warsaw. This mezuzah is a bronze cast of imprint of the mezuzah trace found at the old tenement at Wschodnia Street in Lodz. 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.
6,69” long / 2,36” wide
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The trace of mezuzah
new mezuzah - bronze cast of the trace
The story hidden behind
Several Jewish families lived in the tenement house at ul. Wschodnia 34. The list of tenants – none of which were originally from Łódź – indicates that in the listed years the following businesses were active at this address: 1929 – Mojżesz Goldminc sold flour 1929 – Abram Majerowicz from Pacanów ran a diner 1930 – Jakub Frenkiel from Warta ran a silk embroidery service 1930 – Dawid Naftulewicz from Gruszów had a colonial furniture store
While searching for mezuzah traces in Łódź, we found a mezuzah containing a scroll at 34 Wschodnia St. The mezuzah scroll was covered by a sheet of paper with a letter Shin writen on it with a blue pencil. This sign of care of the mezuzah is very touching and shows great respect of it’s pre-war owner. Because of bad condition of the building and an announcement “For sale” we decided to take the mezuzah scroll out. The scroll was examined by a conservationist from the National Museum in Warsaw. At this moment this klaf is on display at our office in Warsaw.
Pssss! We spot a mezuzah trace at this tenement! The Haaretz called us the mezuzah traces hunters. So far, we have found more than 160 mezuzah traces. We cast them in bronze to create new mezuzahs. MI POLIN – contemporary judaica. We make history tangible. Created by Aleksander Prugar and Helena Czernek in Warsaw, Poland.