NYC synagogue to rededicate Torah recovered from Auschwitz

April 30, 2008 15:05

A restored Torah rescued from the Auschwitz concentration camp is to be rededicated at a Manhattan synagogue in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Central Synagogue Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein tells The New York Times that the sacred scroll is "an extraordinary symbol of rebirth." It is to be rededicated Wednesday. It remained hidden for more than 60 years before it was found by the nonprofit Save a Torah foundation. Part of it was buried before the German invasion by a sexton at the synagogue in the Polish town of Oswiecim, the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Four panels were secreted into Auschwitz by Jewish prisoners.

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