The Archive Thief

Beth El Hebrew Congregation

Dates: Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Leff

Lisa Moses Leff joins us to talk about her recent book, The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust. The book tells the story of Zosa Szajkowski, a Polish-born Jewish historian who took tens of thousands of Jewish documents from Europe in the 1940s and 50s and moved them, illicitly, to New York, and eventually sold them to Jewish research libraries in the United States and Israel. Was this a heroic act of salvage or simply theft? In exploring this question, Leff raises questions about where the material remnants of the Jewish past are best kept.

This program is made possible by the generosity of Gary and Bernice z"l Lebbin.

At and Co-Sponsored by:

Beth El Hebrew Congregation
3830 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304

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