Warsaw Jews Mark Ghetto Uprising Anniversary With Torah Burial

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Warsaw’s Jewish community buried fragments of old and damaged Torah scrolls Wednesday, carrying out the ancient ritual on the 74th anniversary of the start of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

It was a symbolic celebration of life for a Jewish community that was almost completely destroyed during the Holocaust. While Warsaw had some 330,000 Jews before the war, today’s community numbers some 1,000.

Anna Chipczynska, the head of the Warsaw Jewish community, said the event marked “a return to a tradition that had been forgotten in our community for at least 70 years.”

Many wore small yellow paper daffodils pinned to their clothes in a symbolic gesture of remembrance.Read more at YNet.

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