Czech Torah

I am scroll number 479 from Telc, Czech Republic which is on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in Westminster, England.

This Scroll, from TELC, was written in 1900.

The Sefer Torah number 479 is one of the 1,564 Czech Memorial Sifre Torah which constituted part of the treasures looted by the Nazis during the 1939-1945 war from the desolated Jewish communities of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia, and which had been cared for by the Czechoslovak Government for many years, and which were acquired, with the good-will of the Czechoslovak Government, by good friends, from Artia (the State Cultural Agency) for Westminster Synagogue, where they arrived on the 7th February 1964.

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.

To learn more about Telc, the Torahs from Telc, and more, click here or the small image below to open a booklet.
Our synagogue is listed as Oakdale, NY as being one of the recipients of one of the Telc torah on page 5.