Kiddush Cup

Silver Kiddush cup
Silver Kiddush cup

This Kiddush cup is from my great-grandfather and has been handed down all the way to my mom. My great grandfather had lived in Poland, but when he realized that World War 2 was coming, he knew he had to flee. He buried this Kiddush cup in Poland and left it to get away from the war. Later, after the war, he went back to Poland, dug up the Kiddush cup, and went to Russia where he joined a refugee camp. There my grandpa and his twin were born. A year later they got funding from HIAS and went on a boat to America. This cup has been really important to my family and has been passed down. We still sometimes use it on important Jewish holidays. It is made of metal and has a special design on the front. It is fairly small, but very important to our family. It reminds us to continue practicing Judaism and the traditions that my great grandparents practiced.

Place(s): Poland
Year: 1947

– J.S.

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more