Jirik Schreiber, an 86-year-old man from Lipnik, Czech Republic, was slated to take part in the ceremony via Skype on April 19 to coincide with Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. He was the last person to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah using this Torah before most of the town's residents were deported to concentration camps in 1942."I am very happy that the original Torah from which I read when I was 13 years old is in your hands," Schreiber said, according to a a Martins Run news release. "It is my pleasure that the Torah has survived and now 'lives' because of you."
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