Opening Reception

Exhibition Opening: "The Book Smugglers"

Join the Museum for a special first look of The Book Smugglers, featuring special guest David E. Fishman. The exhibition curated by HMH’s Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, and based on Fishman’s book of the same name, will make it's world debut in the Museum's Mincberg Gallery. 

The Book Smugglers is the nearly unbelievable true story of ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts by hiding them on their persons, burying them in bunkers and smuggling them across borders. Set in Vilna, Lithuania, also known as the “Jerusalem of Lithuania” for their robust Jewish culture rich with art, music, literature, poetry, theater and opera, a small group of partisans and poets risked everything to save Jewish cultural treasures.

The Book Smugglers exhibition is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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Mincberg Gallery
March 12, 2020
6:00 — 8:30 pm
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A special thanks to our sponsors

Premier Sponsor
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc.
Presenting Sponsors
Bruce and Rhona Caress
The Lewis and Joan Lowenstein Foundation
Title Sponsors
Paula Goldstein
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous
Lead Sponsors
Lorrie Block
Krista and Michael Dumas – In Honor of Jack Appel
Dr. Michael and Linda Eisemann
Denise and Steve Estrin
Dr. W. K. Horwitz
Joe and Cathy Jankovic - In Honor of Their Children and Grandchildren
Sterling Family Foundation