Northwestern University

May
7
Mon 7:30 PM

"Last Yiddish Heroes: Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews during World War II", Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization:

When: Monday, May 7, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  

Where: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, auditorium, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Nancy Gelman   847.491.2612

Group: The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Category: Fine Arts

Description:

Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization:

"Last Yiddish Heroes: Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews during World War II"


Singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko (Moscow - New York) and historian Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto) bring to life “lost” Yiddish songs of the World War II in this all-new concert and lecture program. Collected by scientists at the Kiev Cabinet for Jewish Culture, these previously unknown Yiddish songs were confiscated and hidden by the Soviet government in 1949, and have only recently come to light. The lecture/concert features the performance and incredible stories behind these treasures.

Pavel Lion, a.k.a. Psoy Korolenko, is one of Russia’s most popular – and clever – songwriters, as well as a pre-eminent Yiddish singer. He is a Moscow based singer/songwriter, translator, scholar and journalist.


Anna Shternshis holds the position of Al and Malka Green Associate Professor of Yiddish studies at the University of Toronto. She is also the Director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

 

Co-sponsored by the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago

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