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Soviet Yiddish Writers Remembered, 12 Aug 2013


Monday, AUGUST 12, 7pm - 8pm
admission FREE

Center for Jewish History
YIVO Institute
15 West 16th St. (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY

On August 12th, 1952, the cream of the crop of the Soviet Yiddish world were summarily executed as retribution for their support of the war effort against Nazi Germany. 61 years later, we show that we have not forgotten them and that we still remember them, for their contributions to both literature and to humankind.

The Congress for Jewish Culture, together with COJECO, the Jewish Labor Committee, the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene, The Workmen's Circle/ Arbeter-Ring, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research cordially invite you to attend a
Memorial program for the Yiddish artists and writers who suffered under Stalinist repression

This year's program will have a significant English component.

Professor Tevye Bird will chair.
Professor Marc Caplan will speak on Dovid Bergelson's Berlin period.

Lost and Found Project: Folksbiene.ru
Anna Zicer Medvinsky (narration), Yelena Shmulenson (narration), and
Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch (bass clarinet) will present works by Leyb Kvitko.

Paula Teitelbaum will sing and recite poems of the murdered writers.

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