When other cities put Jews in ghettos, Sabbioneta oversaw a trailblazing printing press.
The looted books of Offenbach.
Rabbi David Oppenheim, 18th-century Prague’s great book collector.
The Worms mahzor.
Promising to buy books in synagogue?
Black fire on white fire.
The Hitler Youth’s newspaper said they were burned. But it was lying.
The Bomberg press of Venice.
“Mud angels” to the rescue.
The Strashun Library.
Most of it has not been found.
The man who brought Jewish history to the American academy tells the story of his library.