Torah damaged during Kristallnacht returned to Cologne synagogue
Scroll restored in Jerusalem, returned on 69th anniversary of pogrom againts Jews in Germany.
A Torah scroll damaged by Nazis during the Kristallnacht - the Night of Broken Glass- was returned on Friday to a synagogue in Cologne to mark the 69th anniversary of the pogrom against Jews throughout Germany.
Members of the German city's Jewish community took turns carrying the scroll that had been painstakingly restored in Jerusalem.
The ceremony was attended by Israel's Chief Rabbis Yona Metzger and Schlomo Moshe Amar.
On Thursday, the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust wrapped up its 19th annual conference on Thursday in Jerusalem.
Some 800 survivors, their children and grandchildren gathered for a series of lectures, workshops and discussions aimed at reuniting long-lost friends and guaranteeing that their dramatic tales outlive them.