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Remains of Torah Ark destroyed by Nazis found in Lithuania

Excavation conducted by the Israeli Antiquities Authority has uncovered the remains of an Aron Kodesh, also known as a Torah ark, in Vilnius, Lithuania, the group announced on Thursday.

The IAI had been trying until the discovery to uncover the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna - which they consider to be one of the largest Jewish community centers of Lithuania.

In addition, a bimah that was excavated was thought to have been destroyed by the Nazis

during the 1940s. The Great Synagogue of Vilna as a whole was destroyed, looted and burned by Nazi and Soviet forces.

From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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