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YIVO’s Rediscovered Archives in Vilna and New York
November 8 , 1:30 pmFree – $5
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston presents Jonathan Brent, the executive director and CEO of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, discussing the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna project, which will preserve and digitize more than 2.5 million documents and 12,000 books that were long thought to be lost and represent over 500 years of Jewish history in Eastern Europe. Brent’s talk will describe the project and the political and social roles these records play in contemporary Lithuanian society and 21st century Jewish identity. Free for members/$5 for non-members. Registration and more information at https://www.jgsgb.org.