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Jewish Community in Trieste Sends Ancient Marble Ark to Israel As Gift

June 4, 1956
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A finely sculptured marble Ark of the 18th Century has been shipped to Israel, it was learned here today. The Ark, packed in 45 cases, is a gift of the Jewish community of Trieste to the Jewish State.

The Ark was built for a synagogue in Trieste inaugurated in 1745. In 1937, the synagogue was razed to make room for a public building and the community packed away the marble Ark. It was hidden during the war and has remained unused to this day.

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