Events The Story of the Czech Torah Scrolls: World War II to the Present

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The Story of the Czech Torah Scrolls: World War II to the Present

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Description

Lois Roman, a Trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, will share the history of the Czech Torah scrolls, tracing their role as part of a vibrant European Jewish community prior to WWII, through restoration and reintegration into Jewish communities around the globe. The scrolls survived the war, although the community did not. After decades in storage, over 1400 scrolls were restored and distributed to Jewish communities around the world, including 20 scrolls that are in Northern California.

The Memorial Scrolls Trust is a London based non-profit which oversees the legacy of the 1,564 Czech Torah scrolls that survived World War II. You can read more about them on their website: https://memorialscrollstrust.org

This free event is presented by Corte Madera Library, a branch of Marin County Free Library, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Corte Madera Library.

Registration is required for this Zoom event. Please click here to register.

Suitable for:
Adults.
Type:
Presentations & Workshops.
Language:
English

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