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.
Rabbi Mark Glickman’s book, “Burnt Pearls: How the Nazis Tried and Failed to Steal the Books of Europe’s Jews” will tell the story of this massive collection of looted Jewish literature. Come hear the story of this massive theft, the enormous impact it had on the Jewish people, and the fascinating story of what happened to the books after the Nazis stole them. It is a tale of crime, cruelty and redemption that you will never forget.
Havdalah, Refreshments, and Program. Click here to register.
Saturday, March 21, 7:00-9:00pm at Har HaShem North Building; No Cost.
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