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The Story of the Rescued Scrolls

In 1964 there arrived in London more than a thousand sacred Scrolls of the Law, rescued from their sanctuary in Prague after the Nazi occupation.  How they arrived at Westminster Synagogue, were restored and sent on to congregations all over the world is a remarkable story.  A new exhibition at the synagogue in Knightsbridge shows what happened and how the members of the community are still working on the project, showing a new generation another part of their Jewish inheritance.