Justice Department Seizes Holocaust-Era Manuscripts

Recovered Jewish scrolls and artifacts were originally stolen by Nazis

Last week, the Justice Department announced that they had seized Jewish historic items not seen since their communities were raided by Nazis during World War II.

Investigators reported that the recovered materials included “prayers for the dead, memorial pages and/or the names of deceased members of the Jewish Communities, operating rules of the society, society member payments, obligations, society regulations, the identity of society religious leaders, and, in some cases the names of the society members who were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz.”

Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Peter Fitzhugh said, “We are fortunate to be part of the team that is able to return these artifacts to their rightful Jewish communities.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Justice Department as they work to return these pieces of history to their communities.
  • That Homeland Security special agents would have wisdom as they proceed in their work.
  • That these returned historic treasures would be a blessing to the Jewish people.

Sources: AP, NBC


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