Collection

Czech Memorial Scroll No. 1054

M2015/017:001

  • Torah scroll, Bohemia, c1900, parchment height 570 mm.

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  • Czech Memorial Scroll No. 1054

Czech Memorial Scroll No. 1054

M2015/017:001

On loan from the Czech Memorial Scrolls Trust (London)

This Torah originated from a synagogue in a small Czech town Uhlířské Janovice where Jews lived from the 18th century. In 1942 they were deported by the Nazis to concentration camps.

Forlorn synagogue treasures such as this Torah scroll were stored in the Central Jewish Museum in Prague whose curators valiantly strove to preserve the legacy while working under Nazi occupation. Nowadays there is no Jewish population left in Uhlířské Janovice and the baroque style synagogue is serving as a prayer house of Czechoslovak Hussite Church.

To learn the full story of Czech memorial Scrolls please visit the following website