Czech Torah Project #general
Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
On Wednesday, August 7, at the Conference, I will present the how to do it
of a project I have been working on to remember the Jews of Miroslav,
Czechoslovakia, a small town in Moravia.
A Torah >from Miroslav >from the Czech Memorial Scrolls Project is on permanent
loan at Temple Beth El in Huntington, NY. Of the Jewish community of about
425 in 1938, I have documented the fates of close to 400, of whom about 35
survived the war.
My talk will cover the resources I was able to consult and how the temple
has chosen to remember Miroslav. I will explain the Czech Memorial Scrolls
Project, a brief history of how these scrolls were collected and documented,
and all of the various ways I was able find documentation on the Jews of
Miroslav. This project is replicable at any of the over 1,500 synagogues
world-wide (including over 1,000 in the US) that has a Czech Holocaust
Torah. It is also valuable for those who had family in any of the Jewish
communities of the Czech Republic, specifically Bohemia and Moravia, that
were not heard >from after the war.
If your synagogue has one of these Torahs or you are looking to research
people >from Bohemia or Moravia, I hope to see you at the conference.