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Rabbi Lifszyc (left) and another man pose in front of a cabinet full of Torah scrolls that were smuggled out of Suwalki.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 35460

Rabbi Lifszyc (left) and another man pose in front of a cabinet full of Torah scrolls that were smuggled out of Suwalki.

Sixty scrolls and other holy items were rescued from hiding places in Suwalki, which had been occupied by Germany, and were taken to the synagogue in Kalvarija for safety. While Lifszyc was in Vilnius, he tried to save the Torah scrolls from the Russian occupiers, but had to flee Vilnius and leave these behind.

Date
1940
Variant Locale
Kalvariya
Kalwaria
Photo Designation
GHETTOS (MINOR) -- (K)
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Chaya Lifshitz Waxman
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Record last modified: 2010-12-15 00:00:00
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