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Monday, June 17 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
CANCELLED - ‘The Archive Thief’ — the man who salvaged French Jewish history in the wake of the Holocaust

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The Archive Thief tells the story of a Polish-born Jewish historian who took tens of thousands of Jewish documents from Europe in the 1940s and 1950s and moved them, illicitly, to New York, eventually selling 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, Lisa Leff raises questions about where the material remnants of the Jewish past are best kept.

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Professor of History, American University
Lisa  is a historian of European and Jewish history, specialising in the history of Jews in France. She is the author of Sacred Bonds of Solidarity: The Rise of Jewish Internationalism in Nineteenth Century France (2006), Colonialism and the Jews (2017) and The Archive Thief: the... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
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