How Much Judaica Was Stolen

and Where is it Today ?


  • Tens of Thousands of Torahs and megilahs.  


  • Millions of books and manuscripts and religious texts.


  • Curtains, Embroderies, Paintings, Artwork and Items Adorning Synagogues.


  • Silver breastplates, crowns, kiddush cups, candelabra, pointers. 


Last Known Location


In Belarus - Torahs, Rare Books, Megilahs, Manuscripts & Silver:

    -  National Library of Belarus (NBB)

    -  State Museum of History and Culture of Belarus in Minsk

    -  State Historical Archive

    -  Historical Museum of Mogileve

    -  Historical Museum of Vitebsk.


In Russia - Torahs, Rare Books, Megilahs, Religious Texts:  

    -  Russian Ministry of Defense Central Archives

    -  Special (Osoby) Archive (TsGOA, TsKhIDK) 

    - Russian State Military Archive & State Historical Museum (GIM)

    - Regional Scientific Library In Nizhny Novgorod

    - Regional Library on the Volga

    - Nizhny Novgorod Art Museum


In Poland - Torahs, Books, Silver, Ark Curtains & Synagogue Items:       - Warsaw’s National Museum

    - Krakow Historical Museum

    - National Musuem in Kielc

    - Historical Museum in Lodz

    - Regional museums in Lublin, Nowy Sacz, Tarnow, Bialoystok,

      Kazimierz Dolny, Rzeszow, Drohiczyn and Wlodawa


In Romania - Torahs, Jewish Books and manuscripts


In Ukraine - Torahs, Rare Books and Manuscripts

    -  National Vernadsky Library of Ukraine holds 150,000 books

        and manuscripts dating to 16th Century


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