Dallas Holocaust & History Museum


June 22, 2021
07:00 PM


Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum View map
300 N. Houston Street,
Dallas, TX, 75202

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“Would you risk your life to save a book?” That is the underlying question of The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis, a special exhibit on view June 23, 2021 through January 2, 2022 at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

Virtual Exhibition Opening Program
On Tuesday, June 22 at 7pm, join this virtual program celebrating the exhibition opening. David E. Fishman, author of The Book Smugglers, will discuss his research on the individuals who were willing to risk their lives to protect Jewish literature, culture, and art and share how this incredible story came to life as a traveling exhibition. This program will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email one hour before the start of the program.

About David E. Fishman
David E. Fishman is a professor of Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary, teaching courses in modern Jewish history. Dr. Fishman also serves as director of Project Judaica, JTS's program in the Former Soviet Union (FSU). He directs its Jewish Archival Survey, which publishes guides to Jewish archival materials in the FSU. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the history and culture of East European Jewry, including The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis, Russia's First Modern Jews, and The Rise of Modern Yiddish Culture.

He is the coeditor of From Mesopotamia to Modernity: Ten Introductions to Jewish History and Literature and editor of a volume of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's Yiddish writings, Droshes un ksovim. For 15 years, Dr. Fishman was editor in chief of YIVO-Bleter, the Yiddish-language scholarly journal of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. He is a member of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and serves on the editorial boards of Jewish Social Studies and Polin.