YIVO Vilna Online Collections #lithuania


Carol Hoffman
 

Over 1.3 million documents and books are already available for search
online https://vilnacollections.yivo.org/ through the Vilna
Collections web portal. This major project is one of combined effort
between the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the Lithuanian Central
State Archives LCVA, the Martynas Mazvydas National Library of
Lithuania, and the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of
Science. The past, once through to have been lost to the world of
scholars and learned, is now becoming alive and enabling us to access
it.

The article, A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts, detailing the chilling past
of protecting and discovering this rich collection appeared in the New
York Times in January 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/18/arts/a-trove-of-yiddish-artifacts-rescued-from-the-nazis-and-oblivion.html?_r=0.

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv

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