Elisabeth Gallas

Elisabeth Gallas is chief research associate at the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture—Simon Dubnow in Leipzig, Germany.
Rescuing Jewish Culture
Sponsored by the Maurice Freedman Trust. In 1946 the American Military Government for Germany established the Offenbach Archival Depot to store, identify and restore the huge quantities of Nazi-looted books, archival material and ritual objects found hidden in German caches. The astonishing efforts of scholars and activists to rescue these cultural treasures – including over three million books from 19 European countries – after the Holocaust is brought to life by Elizabeth...