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An archivist  preperes an archive documents of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research for digitilizing in Lithuanian Central State Archive in Vilnius on Jan. 26, 2015. (Petras Mulakas/AFP via Getty Images)
An archivist preperes an archive documents of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research for digitilizing in Lithuanian Central State Archive in Vilnius on Jan. 26, 2015. (Petras Mulakas/AFP via Getty Images)

A digitization process lasting seven years and costing $7 million has preserved the largest archive of Jewish documents in history. It's the result of a partnership between the YIVO Institute of Jewish Research in New York City and three institutions in Lithuania.

Host Anthony Brooks speaks with Jonathan Brent, the executive director of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

This segment aired on January 27, 2022.

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