Jewish Museum Milwaukee is thrilled to host this community day for anyone living in Milwaukee County to visit The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis – The True Story of the Paper Brigade of Vilna for FREE!
Books are a gateway to understanding the world – people, cultures, places, histories, fantasies, and traumas. To ensure access to worlds beyond our own, JMM is partnering with Milwaukee Public Library systems for two days of library card sign-up! Bring two forms of ID (one with a current address) to sign up for a library card that works at any Milwaukee Public Library branch. The Library also provides free access to magazines, music, movies, e-books, and audiobooks. Want to do even more with your Library Card? Check out all the cool things you can do!
- Tuesday, March 26
- Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Library Card Signup: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Jewish Museum Milwaukee
WOULD YOU RISK YOUR LIFE TO SAVE A BOOK?
The “Paper Brigade” was a dedicated group of Jewish heroes whose goal was to rescue Vilna’s Jewish culture for future generations. A true story of bravery and resistance to inhumanity and persecution.
The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis – The True Story of the Paper Brigade of Vilna documents the nearly unbelievable true story of ghetto residents who, through brave acts of resistance, powerful friendships, and devotion to literature, rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts – first from the Nazis, then from the Soviets – by hiding them, burying them and smuggling them into the Vilna Ghetto, and later, across borders.