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Artifacts from North Africa

Courtesy of the Artifacts Department, Yad Vashem Museums Division


Raphael Uzan (b. 1922), The German Entry into Nabeul, Tunisia, December 1942, acrylic and inks on paper.Raphael Uzan (b. 1922), The German Entry into Nabeul, Tunisia, December 1942, acrylic and inks on paper.

This painting is by Raphael Uzan, who was born in 1922. It is entitled, “The German Entry into Nabeul, Tunisia, December 1942”, and was made with acrylic and inks on paper. The painting is part of a series depicting the Germans’ entry into North Africa, and the artist’s internment in the Menzel Temime labor camp. According to Mr. Uzan’s testimony, the occupation of his area lasted six months, during which time he was incarcerated in a labor camp for one week.
The painting belongs to the Yad Vashem Art Collection, and was a gift of the artist.






Parchment piece from a Torah scroll that Albert Memmi’s father, Fradji, received from a German officer.Parchment piece from a Torah scroll that Albert Memmi’s father, Fradji, received from a German officer.

This is a piece of parchment from a Torah scroll that Albert Memmi’s father, Fradji, received from a German officer. Fradji owned a workshop for making leather straps used in horse harnesses. The German officer asked him to make a purse for his wife from the parchment.
The parchment belongs to the Yad Vashem Artifacts Collection, and was a gift of Albert Memmi, Paris, France.