The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis

Author David E. Fishman tells the gripping story of ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts from the Nazis and Soviets during and after World War II.

“Riveting and often heart-pounding…. [Fishman] writes with a historian’s precision, but also with an eye for character and detail that rises to the level of literature…. Essential reading for anyone who cares about books, Jewish history, and the capacity of individuals to defy mighty regimes to keep civilization alive. ” — Aaron Lansky, author of Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books











When: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $29
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Author David E. Fishman tells the gripping story of ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts from the Nazis and Soviets during and after World War II.

“Riveting and often heart-pounding…. [Fishman] writes with a historian’s precision, but also with an eye for character and detail that rises to the level of literature…. Essential reading for anyone who cares about books, Jewish history, and the capacity of individuals to defy mighty regimes to keep civilization alive. ” — Aaron Lansky, author of Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books

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