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Gang of Torah Thieves Operating in Poland

July 13, 1923
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The police are on the trail of what is believed to be an organized gang of Sepher Torah thieves. More than 60 scrolls of the law and of the Megillah have been stolen lately from Polish synagogues and, according to information of the police, sold to Americans.

Several of the thieves are under arrest. It is believed the gang consisted of four groups. one of which made it its task to ascertain where the scrolls could be stolen, another group did the actual stealing and a third group located at Danzig and charge of the negotiations for the sale of the religious articles, while a fourth supervised their export to America.

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