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Published: 20 August 2015

304 Pages | 12 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199380954

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The Archive Thief

The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust

Lisa Moses Leff

Oxford Series on History and Archives

  • A compelling microhistory of an interesting, complicated character presented as a lively narrative
  • A new approach to the history of Jewish history emphasizing the social and economic dimensions of historical practice and tracing the movement of Jewish historians across several transmigrations
  • A history of Jewish libraries, and how they were affected by the Holocaust and its aftermath
  • Offers an important theoretical contribution: not all archives are monuments to state power; some—especially collections relevant to Jewish history—are assembled by the weak in an act of salvage.