‘There is nobody else to remember them…’

(Rabbi Cliff Cohen, Thanet & District Reform Synagogue, Ramsgate).

In 1964, 1,564 Torah scrolls in a state of disrepair arrived in London from the Czech Republic. Several decades later, repaired and mended, one scroll was received by the small Jewish community in Ramsgate, on the East Kent coast and Isle of Thanet. It came from a formerly thriving Jewish community and town in Bohemia called Klatovy. The Jewish community became victims of the Nazis, being brutally and systematically murdered during the Holocaust. Yet, their Torah scroll remains and with it their legacy and story. This is their story.

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