1 2021

The Book Smugglers with Dr. David E. Fishman

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Contact Marnie Bondar and Dahlia Libin

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

This event is part of Federation's Holocaust Education Series in partnership with the Calgary Public Library.

Join Historian Dr. David E. Fishman as he recounts the true story of Vilna ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts – first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets. It is an epic tale of heroism and resistance, and of unwavering devotion – including the readiness to risk one's own life – to literature and art. Registration for this event is through Calgary Public Library online or by calling 403-260-2600.