Torah stolen by Nazis for post-Holocaust ‘Jewish museum’ back in use in Prague

A Torah scroll that the Nazis stole from for their planned museum on Judaism in Prague will return to use there on September 27, the start of a holiday marking the end of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, JTA reports.

The 130-year-old scroll will be used in a service on Simchat Torah for the first time since it was looted by the Nazis in 1942.

The London-based Memorial Scrolls Trust, which preserves scrolls and other scripture, has said it will transfer the scroll to the use of Ec Chaim, a Progressive Jewish congregation in the Czech capital.

Author: Brian Kenety