Chair and teacup from Texas synagogue hostage situation to appear in museum

Objects central to the hostage situation at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Texas in January will be on display at a museum in Philadelphia.

The cup used by Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker to serve tea to the armed hostage-taker, identified as 44-year-old British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, and the chair that Cytron-Walker later threw at Akram as part of a successful escape have been donated to the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History and will appear as part of an exhibit called “The Cup and The Chair,” according to the Times of Israel.

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