Druhý život českých svitků Tóry. České svitky Tóry a povijany na Tóru v Memorial Scrolls Trust v Londýně a Židovském muzeu v Praze. The Second Life of Czech Torah Scrolls. Czech Torah Scrolls and Binders from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London and the Jewish Museum in Prague

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Dana Veselská, Magda Veselská.


Memorial Scrolls Trust, London; Jewish Museum in Prague.


Prague, Czech Republic, 2006. 71 pp., illustrations: 48 col., 24 b&w, 21 × 22.2 cm. Czech and English.




Jewish Museum in Prague (26 October 2006–28 January 2007)


Torah scrolls and binders from Bohemia and Moravia that survived the Holocaust and were preserved in the Jewish Museum of Prague during the Nazi and Communist regimes. Many were purchased in 1963 by an anonymous English philanthropist. Those that could be repaired were later distributed throughout the world to congregations in need. Those deemed unusable are today housed in a small museum at Kent House. Extensive essay details this history, and the current location of many scrolls, according to the communities from which they came. No itemized listing.

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Czech Republic, genizotHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHistorical documentsHolocaustHolocaust memorialsPragueRimmonimSamuel ben Zvi Hirsch Dressnitz (scribe-artist)Simchat Torah, illuminated Torah plaqueSimchat Torah, Torah mantlesSynagogues, Czech RepublicTassTorah mantlesTorah stavesYad

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