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Arrival in New York of Looted YIVO Materials

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Arrival in New York of Looted YIVO Materials




Nazi Looting
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research


Officials and staff of YIVO inspecting crates of materials rescued from Frankfurt-am-Main by the U.S. Army and shipped to YIVO in New York. The books and documents were looted by the Nazis during World War II.


Archer, Alexander


YIVO Archives


YIVO Institute for Jewish Research




RG 100.1947.2


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Archer, Alexander, “Arrival in New York of Looted YIVO Materials,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed December 7, 2023,
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