To have the wallet of his late father, Holocaust survivor Mac Raff, above, displayed at Chapman pleases his son, Mitchell Raff, who discovered the artifact during a tour. “Now his name gets to live on after his passing,” Mitchell Raff says.

The item in the display case caught Mitchell Raff ’s attention the moment he saw it. The wallet, aged and battered, with Hebrew writing on it, had clearly been made from a Torah. One of the many ways Nazis desecrated the sacred objects they stole from Jews was to turn them into utilitarian things. Though there was no identifying information with the wallet, Raff recognized it immediately.

“This was my father’s,” he said.

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