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July 15, 2016  RSS feed
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Museum gets Torah that sat in closet 15 years

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – A Torah scroll that sat forgotten in a closet of the home of Waldemar Sawicki in western Poland for 15 years was donated to a nearby museum. His brother originally had found it in a pile of garbage.

Sawicki told a radio interviewer that he thought it was a Slovanic church record and kept it with the idea someone would come along who could read it.

“I hid it in the closet, along with wallpaper rolls, and it just lay there for almost 15 years,” he said.

During a recent renovation of his house, Sawicki remembered the scroll. He contacted the museum, which informed him that the object was a Torah scroll.


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