YIVO Online Exhibitions

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Modicut Puppet Theater (1925-1935)

Modicut was a hand-puppet theater created in 1925 by artists-writers-satirists Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. Modicut satirized Jewish and world politics and enjoyed popularity throughout the United States and in Poland and the Soviet Union.
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Jacob Shatzky

Shatzky was born in Warsaw in 1893 and received a traditional kheder education. After working temporarily as an office clerk, he studied history and philosophy at universities in Lemberg, Vienna, Berlin and Warsaw. In 1922 he received his Ph.D. from…
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Street in the Jewish quarter, Vilna

A cobblestoned street in the Jewish quarter, Vilna.
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Strashun Library

The Strashun Library with the Great Synagogue in the background.
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Ruins of the Strashun Library

Ruins of the Strashun Library, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1944.
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Hidden materials recovered after the war

Avrom Sutzkever, Israel Zelikman, and Gershon Abramowicz bringing artifacts recovered from hiding places after the liberation of Vilna from the Nazis to the site of the Jewish museum they were working to establish.
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Jews forced to sort books by the Nazis, Vilna, ca. 1942

Jews sorting books and other documents in the YIVO building, where the Nazis established a sorting center for Jewish cultural treasures looted from YIVO and other Jewish institutions, Vilna, ca. 1942. Members of this sorting team risked their lives…
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Books Awaiting Digitization at YIVO in New York

Strashun and other books awaiting digitization for the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Collections Project in New York.
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Strashun Library books being conserved at the Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania

Strashun Library books being conserved at the Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania for the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Collections Project.
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View of St. George Church in Vilnius from Gediminas Prospekt

View of St. George Church in Vilnius from Gediminas Prospekt. It was in this church that the Strashun Library books remained hidden for over 40 years.
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