Discover the book that inspired Holocaust Museum Houston's upcoming exhibition of the same name. In this special meeting of Boniuk Library Book Club, we’re going behind the scenes to explore what it takes to bring a little known story to life as a museum exhibit.
Join us for a discussion of David E. Fishman’s “The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis” and a look behind the curtain with our collections and exhibitions team, as they transform this book into a museum experience.
This story follows an unlikely group of heroes, “The Paper Brigade,” responsible for rescuing of thousands of rare books and manuscripts in World War II Vilna. In this extensively researched book, Fishman presents readers with an unsung history of daring poets, writers, and scholars who were willing to risk their lives to protect literature and art from destruction.