YIVO

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.

Sept. 17 2019 1:02AM

The Paper Brigade.

Cecile Kuznitz
June 19 2018 12:01AM

Some highlights from prewar Vilna.

Josefin Dolsten
Nov. 16 2017 12:01AM

The Nazi center for Jewish research and the paper brigade.

Joseph Berger
Oct. 24 2017 12:01AM

From the 1930s to the ’50s, Jewish boxers were common.

Joseph Berger
May 1 2015 12:01AM

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. . .

Joseph Berger
Oct. 7 2014 12:01AM

Millions of viewers watched a thirteen-year-old boy win a national spelling bee by spelling “knaidel” right—but, from the point of view of Jewish cultural and. . .

June 6 2013 12:00AM