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The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust
January 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Annual Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair in Holocaust Studies Lecture
“The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust”
Lisa Leff (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and American University)
Date: Monday, January 27th at 4:00pm, a reception will precede the event starting at 3:30pm
Location: Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (1 Devonshire Place)
Description: Zosa Szajkowski, a Polish-born Jewish historian, took tens of thousands of Jewish documents from Europe in the 1940s and ‘50s and moved them, illicitly, to New York. He eventually sold them to Jewish research libraries in the United States and Israel. Was this a heroic act of salvage, or simply theft? Join us for a lecture by Lisa Leff, author of The Archive Thief, Professor of History at American University, and Director of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The event will be moderated by Doris Bergen (Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair in Holocaust Studies), with responses by Eric Jennings (University of Toronto) and Sara R. Horowitz (York University).
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. If you have any accessibility requirements, please email[email protected].