Gevalt! - The Last Minute Rescue of a Million Yiddish Books

Starts 7:30 PM
Monday Apr 4, 2011
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

In 1980, when 25 year old Aaron Lansky issued his first public appeal for old Yiddish books, it was estimated only 70,000 volumes were recoverable. He rescued that many in six months. Today the National Yiddish Book Center’s state-of-the-art repository totals over a million volumes, with 11,000 titles available online.

 Come hear this amazing story of courage, conviction, and “chutzpah.”

Also co-sponsored by Religious Studies


Contact: , 651-696-6298

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Sponsored By: Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Classical Mediterranean and Middle East, History

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