Two Important Supporters of the Vilnius Jewish Library: Sonia Pressman Fuentes and Sir Martin John Gilbert

The Vilnius Jewish Library is honored to have received the support of two amazing authors. We want to take time to thank them for their important contribution to the project.


Sonia Pressman Fuentes is serving an essential role in the creation of the Vilnius Jewish Library. Fuentes is a Jewish American, who co-founded the National Organization for Women (NOW), and was the first woman attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She was kind enough to donate her own memoir, “Eat First–You Don’t Know What They’ll Give You, The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter,” which will certainly occupy a position of prominence in the Vilnius Jewish Library when it opens. Fuentes is also helping to spread the word about the library, and is encouraging others to donate books to the collection.


The Vilnius Jewish Library is also indebted to Sir Martin John Gilbert, the British historian and the author of over seventy books, including works on the Holocaust and Jewish history.  Gilbert, who is an extremely well respected Jewish author, has generously pledged to donate copies of all 79 books he has written or edited to the library

With the help of these two authors, the Vilnius Jewish Library will one day become a reality. The Library owes them both a huge THANK YOU!

If you are an author who would like to donate your book(s) to the Vilnius Jewish Library collection, and/or if you are willing to support the library in other ways, please contact:

If you aren’t an author, but would still like to help by donating books or funds to the library, please contact us as well!


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