Many of us know that the Nazis burned many Jewish books during their rampage through Europe. Less well known, however, is the fact that the Nazis saved many more books than they destroyed. They saved Jewish bibles and volumes of the Talmud; they saved Yiddish novels and works of poetry; they saved children’s activity books, medieval manuscripts, legal and philosophical tracts, and much, much more. In fact, taken together, the corpus of Jewish books that the Nazis looted from homes and libraries throughout Europe comprise the largest Jewish library in history.
The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center is hosting its last featured event through it’s Neustadt JAAMM Festival for the season with Israeli chef, cookbook author, and restaurateur of NYC’s Balaboosta and NYC/Washington D.C.’s Taim, Chef Einat Admony, who will be joining the community virtually for a cook-along.
The program will begin with a 22-minute viewing of the film followed by a moderated panel discussion and Q&A.