Northwestern University

Tue 12:30 PM

Radical Translation in Colonial Digoel and Nazi Theresienstadt

When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Elizabeth Morrissey  

Group: Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)

Asian Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Lenin, son of Soemijati (and Brother of Jews)
Radical Translation in Colonial Digoel and Nazi Theresienstadt

Rudolf Mrazek, EDGS Rajawali Scholar in Residence

Boven Digoel was a camp in colonial Netherlands East Indies where Indonesian communists were exiled for their participation in a failed revolution of 1926. Theresienstadt was a WWII Nazi-built camp in Bohemia for the European Jews. Lenin was read and quoted in both camps -- in Dutch, Malay, German, Czech and other languages and dialects. Only very few internees had a Moscow experience and read or quoted Lenin in Russian. The talk will present the camps as a moment of radical translation. How may a historian capture a moment like that?

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