Jewish family reunited with long-lost Torah

A family Torah, that was buried in a Jewish Cemetery in Nazi-occupied Hungary, has been reunited with the Australian descendents of the man who owned it.

For 90-year-old Susan Avidan, laying hands on a long-lost Torah, which had belonged to her father, is bittersweet.

She was a teenager when the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, and receiving the treasured family Torah brings back memories of one of Europe’s darkest eras.

“We can remember all those things that happen that time, it’s very emotional,” she said.

View the news report by Helen Isbister at SBS.