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Jewish museum showcases struggle to preserve history, literature

Posted at 10:43 AM, Mar 01, 2024

The Book Smugglers is the story of the life and death struggle to preserve history.

The Jewish Museum of Milwaukee's current exhibit chronicles those steps taken to protect thousands of rare books from the Nazis.

It focuses on a group of individuals who were inmates in the Vilna ghetto during World War Two, who became known as the "Paper Brigade", and risked their lives to save Jewish and other cultural treasures.

The exhibit runs through May 19, 2024.