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The Sefer Torah number 811 is one of the 1564 Czech Memorial Sifre Torah which formed part of the treasures which were saved by being collected in Praque 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. The Scrolls were acquired, with the help of goof friends, from Artia (the Czechoslovak State Cultural Agency) for Westminster Synagogue, where they arrived on the 7th February 1964. 

Some of the collection remain at the Memorial Scrolls Trust Museum, 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 kinship on earth; and all of them bear witness to the glory of the holy Name.

Scroll came from a congregation in Bohemia or Moravia sent to the Central Jewish Museum in Prague in 1942. Exact location of origin is unknown. 

It is on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London:






Inside the Torah Cover








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Tue, September 26 2023 11 Tishrei 5784