A Hungarian rabbi
said on Tuesday he had uncovered 103 Torah scrolls stolen from
Hungarian Jews during World War Two and stashed in a Russian library, adding he planned to restore and return them to the Jewish community.
Slomo Koves, chief
rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation, said he had found
the scrolls while following up a previous recovery of Hungarian war loot
in the Lenin Scientific Library in Nizhny Novgorod, 400 km (240 miles)
east of Moscow.