U.S. seizes Jewish funeral scrolls, manuscripts thought 'lost for all time' in Holocaust

July 22, 2021

The Justice Department on Thursday announced the seizure of 17 funeral scrolls, manuscripts and community records that were looted from Eastern European Jewish communities annihilated in the Holocaust more than three-quarters of a century ago.

The artifacts were found through a New York City auction house that offered them for sale, the Justice Department said in a statement.

According to an affidavit in the case, "until they were recently discovered as being offered for sale at the Auction, the Manuscripts and Scrolls were believed to have been lost for all time."

Source: U.S. seizes Jewish funeral scrolls, manuscripts thought 'lost for all time' in Holocaust - NBC News