The Strashun Library, and the heroism of those who saved it.
Prewar, no countries had wanted to take in Europe’s Jews. Postwar, many were poised to claim the spoils of the murdered—until an unprecedented group of experts stepped in.
The Paper Brigade.
Some highlights from prewar Vilna.
The Nazi center for Jewish research and the paper brigade.
From the 1930s to the ’50s, Jewish boxers were common.
The Jewish Research Institute (YIVO), founded in 1925 in the Polish city known to Jews as Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania), contained the world’s largest archive. . .