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The Book Smugglers - Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis

David E. Fishman

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University of New Hampshire Press
01 April 2018
The Monuments Men for book lovers. The nearly unbelievable story of ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts - first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets - by hiding them on their bodies, burying them in bunkers, and smuggling them across borders. This is a tale of heroism and resistance, of friendship and romance, and of unwavering devotion - including the readiness to risk one's life - to literature and art. Thoroughly researched by the foremost scholar of the Vilna Ghetto. The Book Smugglers is an epic story of human heroism, a little-known tale from the blackest days of the war. AUTHOR: David E. Fishman teaches history at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. His involvement with the story recounted in The Book Smugglers began twenty-five years ago, when he was invited to consult on items discovered in a former church in Vilnius. He is the author of four scholarly monographs and one textbook. 28 photographs, 2 maps
By:   David E. Fishman
Imprint:   University of New Hampshire Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 163mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   660g
ISBN:   9781512600490
ISBN 10:   1512600490
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   01 April 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Undergraduate ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

DAVID E. FISHMAN teaches history at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. His involvement with the story recounted in The Book Smugglers began twenty-five years ago, when he was invited to consult on items discovered in a former church in Vilnius. He is the author of four scholarly monographs and one textbook.

Reviews for The Book Smugglers - Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis

...[a] gripping narrative, one that it is easy to imagine being adapted into a Hollywood blockbuster. -- Anna Katharina Schaffner * The Times Literary Supplement * Masterful prose. What a pleasure it is to have a good read, one fascinating book. * Jewish Book World *


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