Apr

21 2017

Rabbi Mark Glickman on Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

University Synagogue 3400 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Contact Elaine Larkins
949-553-3535
elarkins@universitysynagogue.org

Stolen Words, by Rabbi Mark Glickman, is an epic story about the largest collection of Jewish books in the world—tens of millions of books that the Nazis looted from European Jewish families and institutions. Nazi soldiers and civilians emptied Jewish communal libraries, confiscated volumes from government collections, and stole from Jewish individuals, schools, and synagogues. It is the story of how a free civilization decides what to do with the material remains of a world torn asunder, and how those remains connect survivors with their past. Rabbi Glickman is the author of Sacred Treasure—The Cairo Genizah: The Amazing Discoveries of Forgotten Jewish History in an Egyptian Synagogue Attic .

Sponsor: University Synagogue