170,000 Lost Jewish Documents

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The YIVO Institute for Jewish research announced the recent discovery of 170,000 pages of Jewish manuscripts that Lithuanian librarian Antanas Ulpis hid from the Nazis in the basement of a church. Included in the find are secular books, seforim, and record books of shuls and yeshivos.

A treasure of the collection is a manuscript from Rav Avrohom Dov Ber Kahana Shapiro, the rov of Kovno, who authored the three-volume Dvar Avrohom. There is also a letter written by Rav Eliyohu Meir Bloch about the study of mussar in Telz and other important pieces.

YIVO has saved 1.2 million Jewish documents from Eastern Europe.

{Matzav.com}

1 COMMENT

  1. This as been known for a long time
    B’H I was able to get the Dvar Avrohoms Megilas Eicha and a pair of Tefillin out many years ago
    It’s a Treasure house and there are many more

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