Yiddish artifacts recovered from Holocaust displayed at NYC institute

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    http://nypost.com/2017/10/24/yiddish-artifacts-recovered-from-holocaust-displayed-at-nyc-institute/

    Yiddish artifacts recovered from Holocaust displayed at NYC institute
    By Gina Daidone and Tamar Lapin
    October 24, 2017 | 4:13pm | Updated October 24, 2017 | 4:28pm

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    A treasure trove of Yiddish artifacts thought to have been destroyed in the Holocaust — including letters from “Fiddler on the Roof’’ author Sholem Aleichem, a postcard from artist Marc Chagall and scores of plays, poems and novels — has been recovered, and some of the items are now on display in Manhattan.

    The 170,000 documents from Lithuania were secretly saved and then quietly stored for decades, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research said Tuesday.

    “These newly discovered documents will allow the memory of Eastern European Jews to live on while enabling us to have a true accounting of the past that breaks through stereotypes and cliched ways of thinking,” said Jonathan Brent, director and CEO of YIVO.

    The Nazis had tried to erase all traces of Jewish life by destroying literary and other artistic works as they decimated approximately 90 percent of Lithuania’s Jewish population during WWII.

    David Fishman, a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary who helped to catalog the findings, called the items “the most important documentary find for the study of Jewish history and culture since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the late 1940s and 1950s.”

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    “While the materials are in good condition, they are symbolically stained with blood,” he added.

    The recently discovered items were rescued by the Paper Brigade, a group of writers and intellectuals in the Vilna Ghetto. The artifacts were then preserved by Antanas Ulpis, a Lithuanian librarian who risked his life to store them in the basement of a church.

    “To speak on behalf of my dear father, if he lived today, I think he would be immensely touched by all of this,” said Danius Ulpis, Antanas’ son, who now lives in New Jersey.

    “These things have come to see the light of day. They spent too much time in the darkness.”

    YIVO and a Lithuanian counterpart will work to restore, digitize, exhibit and publish many of the documents, Brent said.

    A selection of 10 items — including a manuscript on astronomy and the autobiography of a fifth-grade Lithuanian student — will be on display at the Center for Jewish History in downtown Manhattan until January.
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    Gee, all this annihilation talk!

    I heard the exact opposite from some jew.

    Letters and diaries? More like crooked books and swindler's manuals were kept out of German hands at all cost. Because, er, the Germans were studying the rest of the trove of "jewish intellectual treasure."

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