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Foundation displays recovered Torahs in Boca Raton stolen by the Nazis – Sun Sentinel

Gershon Schwadron of Boca Raton was impressed and touched last Sunday.This member of Boca Raton Synagogue — a Modern Orthodox temple in west Boca Raton — sat in the synagogue’s first row as three recently-recovered Torahs stolen from Eastern European Jewish communities by the Nazis during the Holocaust were displayed in the U.S. for the first time on Sunday, Sept. 20.Schwadron said: “To see these Torahs, which had been buried so deeply, come back to life was simply wonderful to behold.”The Torahs were made available by the Jewish Heritage Foundation Inc. of Florida — which so far has recovered and documented 118 Torahs stolen by the Nazis, found in the Lenin Regional University Scientific Library in Nizhny Novgorod — a Russian city 258 miles east of Moscow.The Boca Raton-based foundation was started by Boca resident and foundation president Sibyl Silver — a member of both Boca Raton Synagogue and the Chabad of Boca Raton — and her late husband, Robert. Sibyl Silver is a retired teacher.

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