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A sole symbol of horror

From one side, it’s the sole of a child’s shoe; turned over, a chilling symbol of the Holocaust. The sole was cut from a Jewish religious scroll when synagogues were looted after the deportation of Salonika’s Jews to Auschwitz – and is now the subject of research at Leeds. The sole is one of a number of Jewish objects and rare books amassed by pioneering scholar Cecil Roth. After his death, the University acquired the collection, which is now being made available online thanks to donor funding. Outreach activities will promote engagement with the collection, highlighting Roth’s contribution to the study of Jewish life.