The Strashun Library of Vilna
Rescued from the Ashes

Jews forced to sort books by the Nazis, Vilna, ca. 1942

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Title

Jews forced to sort books by the Nazis, Vilna, ca. 1942

Date

1942

Subject

Holocaust -- Nazi Looting
YIVO - History
Vilna (Poland)

Description

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 to smuggle out and hide materials, some of which were recovered after the war.

Source

YIVO Archives

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Type

Photograph

Identifier

29ia1

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Citation

“Jews forced to sort books by the Nazis, Vilna, ca. 1942,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed January 22, 2020, https://exhibitions.yivo.org/items/show/2893.
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