NEW YORK (Oct. 12)
Several hundred representatives of learned institutions and laymen gathered at the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Museum of Jewish Ceremonial Objects Tuesday to view the Benjamin Mintz collection of Jewish objects, which was saved from possible destruction in the German invasion by having been shipped here from Warsaw for exhibition at the New York World’s Fair.
Plans for exhibiting the collection at the Fair did not materialize, but the important collection was saved, said Dr. Alexander Marx, director of the Seminary’s library, addressing the formal opening of the exhibition. The collection, he said, shows the richness of Jewish life from birth to death. Dr. Louis Finkelstein, provost of the Seminary, also addressed the gathering.