Czech Torah Scrolls
We are honored that one of our Torahs, MST#376 is among the 1,564 Czech Memorial Sifre Torahs which “formed part of the treasures which were saved by being collected in Prague during the Nazi occupation 1939-1945 from the desolated Jewish communities of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, and which then came under the control of the Czechoslovak Government for many years.” These scrolls “were acquired, with the help of good friends, from Artia (the Czechoslovak State Cultural Agency) for Westminster Synagogue, where they arrived on the 7th February 1964.” This particular Torah scroll was from Brno, Moravia and was written in the middle of the 19th century.
“Some of the collection remain at Westminster Synagogue, a permanent memorial to the martyrs from whose synagogues they come; many of them are distributed throughout the world, to be memorials everywhere to the Jewish tragedy, and to spread light as harbingers of future brotherhood on earth; and all of them bear witness to the glory of the holy Name.”
Quotes were pulled directly from the official certificate distributed by the Memorial Scrolls Trust.
For additional information, please access the Memorial Scrolls Trust website.