Skip to comments.Hitler's Victory Torah Finds a New Home in Miami-Dade
Posted on 08/29/2009 2:11:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Hitler's symbol of obliteration has become a beacon of hope
A Torah once belonging to Adolf Hitler has survived 130 years and some of the worst times in Jewish history. Now all it had to do was make it one mile without being dropped. Piece of cake.
The Torah will now be housed at Congregation Ahavat Olam, which received the holy scroll on Friday. It was a four year journey for the sacred artifact from a London repository, but the last leg pales in comparison to what it originally was destined for.
Hitler confiscated the Torah and kept it in pristine condition with the goal of later displaying it in a museum dedicated to the obliteration of European Jewry. The writings had an inscription date of 1878 and while Hitler loathed what it stood for, he wanted to use it as a symbol of his conquest.
Thankfully, that day never came.
Now the Torah is a symbol of perseverance and hope, especially for some survivors of the Holocaust and World War II veterans who were expected to attend the precession Friday.
Ahavat Olam's leader, Rabbi Danny Marmorstein, will read from the book as part of the marking of the Jewish New Year next month.
Maybe Hitler was planning on converting! lol
"Okay, who would like to conduct the Briss?"
Hitler fought the Old Testament and the Old and New Testaments won.
Even at this late date I learn things about Hitler and surprise and nauseate me.
Hitler and his Reich are long gone. And the Torah he planned to use as a symbol of his victory lives on.
I know a few old Jews who would have been happy to do the briss for the bastard.
Hiltler = Hitler. That was not a Monty Python reference.
Neat story. I voted thrilled.
Am Y’israel chai, baby!
I had to look that up, but indeed, the Jewish Nation lives!
Gee, what gripping prose.
C’mon, give a blind guy a chance!
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I don't like the sound of 'ese 'ere 'Boncentration Bamps.'
Other than Hitler, and a few members of the SS, who would actually go to such a museum? The attendees would probably be scarier than the exhibits!
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