[W.O.R.D] Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who

julietlivingston 25.03.2023
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"(^PDF/BOOK)->DOWNLOAD Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books Online

This true story of a quest to save Jewish literature is &#8220a detective story, a profound history lesson, and a poignant evocation of a bygone world&#8221 (The Boston Globe). In 1980 an entire body of Jewish literature&#8212the physical remnant of Yiddish culture&#8212was on the verge of extinction. Precious volumes that had survived Hitler and Stalin were being passed down from older generations of immigrants to their non-Yiddish-speaking children, only to be discarded or destroyed. So Aaron Lansky, a twenty-three-year-old graduate student, issued a worldwide appeal for unwanted Yiddish works. Lansky&#8217s passion led him to travel from house to house collecting the books&#8212and the stories of these Jewish refugees and the vibrant intellectual world they inhabited. He and a team of volunteers salvaged books from dusty attics, crumbling basements, demolition sites, and dumpsters. When they began, scholars thought that fewer than seventy thousand Yiddish books existed. In fact,


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