Last year the Jewish Museum in Prague managed to ensure the successful restitution and repatriation to Prague of a Torah curtain – originally from the South Bohemian town of Mladá Vožice – which was identified by JMP experts in a Sotheby’s New York sale in April 2013. Since then, the JMP has managed to trace another object that earlier disappeared from its collections – specifically, a Torah mantle from 1901, which came to the JMP in a shipment of ritual objects from the Jewish religious community of Holešov during the Second World War. The Torah mantle in question is made of red velvet and cream silk atlas, is adorned with paillettes and embellished with embroidery in gold metal thread. The dedicatory inscription bears the names Hindl and Hayyim Beer, who donated the mantle to a synagogue in or near Holešov in 1901. This item was identified as being offered for sale by the Kedem Auction House in J

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