Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

SYMPOSIUM

PERETZ MARKISH AND THE DESTRUCTION
OF SOVIET JEWISH CULTURE


120TH ANNIVERSARY OF PERETZ MARKISH'S BIRTH


The aftermath of World War II not only created the Cold War between the United States and the USSR, but witnessed the gradual rise of anti-Jewish sentiment behind the so-called “Iron Curtain.” Poet and playwright Peretz Markish—the only Yiddish writer to be awarded the Order of Lenin—produced an enormous body of work with wide literary range, including lyric, epic poetry, and prose. An early supporter of the Communist regime, Markish was later caught up in Stalin’s attack on Jewish cultural activities in the late 40’s and early 50’s and executed along with other Jewish writers on August 12, 1952.

Join Jonathan Brent (YIVO), Gennady Estraikh (NYU), and David Markish, son of Peretz Markish, for a discussion of Markish's Yiddish writing, biography, and the political context surrounding the 1952 murders. A brief documentary on Markish will be screened and Yiddish actor Shane Baker will read excerpts from his most famous work "Di Kupe." 


YIVO INSTITUE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH
15 West 16th Street, NYC

Admission: $10
YIVO and CJH members, seniors, and students: $7

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Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

EXHIBIT

LIVES OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR

THE UNTOLD STORY OF JEWISH SOVIET SOLDIERS IN THE RED ARMY DURING WWII

In honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory and in commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the outbreak of war on the Eastern front, the Blavatnik Archive proudly presents the Lives of the Great Patriotic War exhibit.

Opening Reception
Sunday, October 25
5-6 pm

Hatcher Gallery
913 S. University Ave
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Free and open to the public.

Exhibit runs through December 15, 2015

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Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

EXHIBIT

LIVES OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR

THE UNTOLD STORY OF JEWISH SOVIET SOLDIERS IN THE RED ARMY DURING WWII

In honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory and in commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the outbreak of war on the Eastern front, the Blavatnik Archive proudly presents the Lives of the Great Patriotic War exhibit.

Opening Reception
Monday, June 22
6-8 pm

The National Arts Club
Gregg Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
Manhattan
212 475 3424

Reception private w/RSVP
rsvp@russianamericanfoundation.org

Exhibit runs through August 30, 2015

 

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