JICNY Salon Series Presents: Meet the Author, Dr. David Fishman, book "The Book Smugglers"
This event is open to everyone!
The Book Smugglers is the nearly unbelievable story of ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts--first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets--by hiding them on their bodies, burying them in bunkers, and smuggling them across borders. It is a tale of heroism and resistance, of friendship and romance, and of unwavering devotion--including the readiness to risk one's life--to literature and art. And it is entirely true!
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), which is based at Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow) and Kyiv-Mohyla Academy University (Kiev). He directs its Jewish Archival Survey, which publishes guides to Jewish archival materials in the FSU.
DATE: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
TIME: 7:30pm Wine & Refreshments
8:00pm Dr. David Fishman speaker
Followed by a book signing
ADDRESS: 393 W End Ave, Apt #5H (at W. 79th St) NYC
COST: $10 online today until 4pm; $15 at the door
Online registraation is closed. All walk-ins welcome at door. Cost $15 (please bring cash only). Address: 393 W. End Ave, Apt 5H (at W. 79th St)
*After the class, David will be selling & signing copies of his book. if you wish to purchase a book the cost is $25.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:30pm
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 9:30pm
393 W End Ave, Apt #5H (at W. 79th St)
, New York