Some probably less valuable items belonging to the Jewish community of Gorizia also went missing during the war, such as the documented case of two Torah scrolls on vellum. One of them, written in the 19th century, was incomplete and in bad conditions, while the other, older one was complete and equipped with Torah rollers (Etz Chayim). This Torah scroll contained inscriptions referring to the association Derech Haim (Walk of Life), established by rabbi Abramo Reggio (1784-1855) in Gorizia at the beginning of the 19th century. The fortunes of these two Torah scrolls came to be intertwined in 1961 in the archiepiscopal seminary of Udine. The fragmented Torah scroll had been found during the war by some farmers in Verzegnis, a small mountainous village near Tolmezzo (Carnia), and in 1961 it was given by the local priest to Aldo Moretti (1909-2002), a biblical scholar and professor of theology at the seminary, for an expert evaluation. The other Torah scroll was also in Udine at that time, having fortunously come into Moretti's possession during the war.
Letter from Mario Stock to Steno Donati, 10 July 196