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Author Leff, Lisa Moses, author.

Title The archive thief : the man who salvaged French Jewish history in the wake of the Holocaust / Lisa Moses Leff.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    940.5318 LEF    Available
Description xii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series The Oxford series on history and archives
Oxford series on history and archives.
Note "In the aftermath of the Holocaust, Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski stole tens of thousands of documents from France and sold them to libraries in the United States. To understand why he did it, Leff takes us "backstage" at the archives and reveals the powerful ideological, economic, and scientific forces that made Holocaust-era Jewish scholars care more deeply than ever before about preserving the remnants of their past"--Provided by the publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-273) and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Szajkowski's Passon -- 2. A Usable Past -- 3. A Salvage Operation -- 4. The Parachutist -- 5. Partisans of the Exodus -- 6. The Fact Collector -- 7. French Losses -- 8. The Buyers -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "In the aftermath of the Holocaust, Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski stole tens of thousands of documents from France and sold them to libraries in the United States. To understand why he did it, Leff takes us "backstage" at the archives and reveals the powerful ideological, economic, and scientific forces that made Holocaust-era Jewish scholars care more deeply than ever before about preserving the remnants of their past"--Provided by the publisher.
Subject Szajkowski, Zosa, 1911-1978.
Jews -- Europe -- History -- Archival resources.
Jews -- France -- Strasbourg -- Archival resources.
Archival materials -- France -- Strasbourg.
Theft -- France -- Strasbourg -- History -- 20th century.
Manuscripts -- Mutilation, defacement, etc. -- France -- Strasbourg -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish historians -- Biography.
ISBN 9780199380954 (alk. paper)
0199380953 (alk. paper)

 
    
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