Book Club Meeting
Our next meeting will be on September 8th at 1:00 pm. We will be meeting in the social hall. We will be discussing “The Book Smugglers,” by David Fishman. The book is a true story of ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts, from the Nazis. They hid the books on their bodies, burying them in bunkers, and smuggling them across borders.
The efforts of the “paper brigade” to preserve a remnant of their cultural heritage, amidst a campaign to annihilate the Jewish people of Europe, is very moving. They put their lives in danger to save books. I hope everyone can join us and share in our discussion. Please bring 2 selections for future readings. Perhaps, we can make a list of books for the coming year.