In November 1939, a group of sixty Jewish journalists and writers, refugees from recently-occupied Poland, clandestinely formed the “Committee to Collect Material about the Destruction of Polish Jewry, 1939” in still-independent Vilnius. It was the earliest Jewish collective effort to document German atrocities against Polish Jewry. Scholar Miriam Schulz, the author of a pioneering study on the Vilnius Committee, will discuss how she discovered the archive (in the depository of London’s Wiener Library), and its legacy today.

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