Manfred Anson created this Menorah. A native of Germany, Anson described his idyllic childhood coming to an abrupt end with the Nazi rise to power in 1933. As conditions for Jews worsened, 14-year-old Manfred was enrolled at an agricultural school. The hope was that he could secure a visa to emigrate to Palestine. However, just prior to the start of World War II, another opportunity presented itself and he was chosen as one of 20 boys rescued by the Jewish Welfare Guardian Society of Australia.
On the blog, discover how Anson came to America: http://s.si.edu/Menorah (Link in profile.) Happy Hanukkah, Chag Sameach, and holiday greetings, Instagram friends.
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