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Why the Nazis Burned the Hebrew Bible

On November 9, 1938, Nazi forces smashed windows and set fire to 1,400 synagogues all across Germany and Austria and destroyed thousands of Torah scrolls. Many of the acts demolishing the scrolls were deliberately made a public spectacle. In one small town, the scrolls were sent rolling down a street as Hitler Youth on bicycles rode over them. In Berlin, the scrolls ...

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