Holocaust-Era Torah Scrolls Returned to Jewish Ownership

AFP Photo/ JOHN MACDOUGALL
AFP Photo/ JOHN MACDOUGALL

The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – Sheets of a Torah scroll used around the time of the Holocaust in a Polish city were returned to Jewish hands this week.

The decision to return the sheets, which include passages from the book of Genesis, was made after Israel Hayom reported on a 1925 medallion found in Poland. The medallion, issued to mark the inauguration of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, features a Star of David and Hebrew writing.

A Polish woman saw the translated article and told From the Depths, an Israeli organization dedicated to Holocaust remembrance and education, that her grandmother in Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland, possessed an item that could have Jewish significance.

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