This scroll, owned by the Romberg-Glass family in Germany, dates from 1785. Known as a Megillah, the scroll contains the book of Esther, describing the story of a Persian Jewish princess who manages to save her community from destruction. The Megillah is read aloud during the holiday of Purim. This scroll includes illustrations of the characters in the story, dressed in 18th century costumes. One of these, Haman, plotted to murder the Jews of Persia, but his plot was foiled by Mordechai and his niece Esther, who persuaded her non-Jewish husband, King Ahashuerus, to protect the Jews. During the Holocaust, Hitler appeared as a modern-day Haman, and so the scroll of Esther took on even greater significance to Jews at that time.