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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Unpacking "The Archive Thief"

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Mon, May 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration   1h

In the aftermath of the Holocaust, Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski gathered up tens of thousands of documents from Nazi buildings in Berlin, and later, public archives and private synagogues in France, and moved them all, illicitly, to New York. Dr. Lisa Leff reconstructed Szajkowski’s story in all its ambiguity in her 2015 book The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust.

Join Leff and Dr. Jonathan Brent, Executive Director and CEO of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, for a discussion about Szajkowski’s story, the documents he stole, and what it all means for those interested in preserving the past today.

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This program is made possible through the generosity of SNCF America, Inc.

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