Jonathan Brent – YIVO’s Rediscovered Archives in Vilna and New York

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Date(s) - Sunday, November 8, 2020
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 


Presented by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston. Virtual-Zoom. Free for members / $5 for non-members. To Register and for more information: https://www.jgsgb.org
YIVO’s collections include more than 2.5 million documents and 12,000 books that were long thought to be lost and represent over 500 years of Jewish history in Eastern Europe.  The landmark Edward Blank YIVO Vilna project will preserve and digitize these materials, making them available to researchers.  Dr. Jonathan Brent’s talk describes the project and the political and social roles these records play in contemporary Lithuanian society and 21st century Jewish identity.