The Strashun Library of Vilna
Rescued from the Ashes

Rescue of a Book

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Rescue of a Book


Strashun Library
Sutzkever, Abraham
Kaczerginski, Shmerke
World War II -- Nazi Looting


Label in a book in the YIVO Library:
From the Sutzkever-Kaczerginski Collection at YIVO

This book is from the YIVO Library in Vilna. During the years of the destruction, friends of YIVO hid it from the Germans, and after the war A. Sutzkever and Sh. Kaczerginski sent it to YIVO in New York.

There is special collection of books and documents rescued by the poets and partisans Abraham Sutzkever and Shmerke Kaczerginski at YIVO.


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