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Symbolic Jewish Light



Egon Starer

Candelabra designed by Egon Starer and constructed by Chinese craftsmen in Shanghai, 1950. Egon had escaped to Shanghai from Vienna during World War II with his wife, Sabina. The piece reflects an interesting interplay of Jewish symbolism with Zionist and Asian elements. Egon designed it in memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust; as a thanksgiving for his and Sabina’s survival; and in honour of the Birth of Israel.

Donated by Serge Tauber

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