A Porcelain Passover Bowl

A Porcelain Passover Bowl

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In gilt lettering, the order of the Passover service is on the rim. In the center is a large Star of David, along with the last three words of the Passover service “Next Year in Jerusalem”, as well as “Karlsbad” and the Hebrew year of 1928. The upper classes of Eastern and Central European Jews in the 19th and early 20th centuries had a solution when their lives became too stressful. They opted for health cures in spa towns, especially at one of three tourist paradises built around local natural mineral waters. In the German language, for the hotels were often owned by Germans, the spas were called Karlsbad, Marienbad and Franzensbad. All three were located in what is now western Bohemia, the Czech Republic. This Passover bowl was an item marketed towards these Jews who visited Karlsbad. Tragically, a little more than a decade after this bowl was made, most of the Jews who visited Karlsbad were no longer alive, as they became trapped in Hitler’s Third Reich.

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