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Global Yiddish Culture, 1938-1948

Global Yiddish Culture, 1938-1948
170 St. George Street, Room 100
Time: Apr 20th, 9:00 am End: Apr 21st, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Slavic Studies (FAS), Music, Faculty of , Jewish Studies, German (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Comparative Literature (FAS)
8th Annual Symposium of the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures are pleased to present

Global Yiddish Culture, 1938-1948: The 8th Annual Symposium of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Sponsored by the Moyshe and Esther Menachovsky Memorial Fund in Jewish Studies

Conference website:  for information about programming and registration, click HERE or contact the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at (416) 978-1624 at cjs.events@utoronto.ca

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Concert information

Defending the Homeland: Rare Yiddish Songs of World War II

Featuring Psoy Korolenko and Anna Shternshis
Date: Sunday, April 19 at 8:00pm
Location: Al Green Theatre, 720 Spadina Avenue

“Avant-bard” singer/songwriter/performer Psoy Korolenko and Professor Anna Shternshis bring to life “lost” Yiddish songs of the Holocaust in this all-new concert and lecture program. Written and transcribed by surviving Ukrainian Jewish writers of the Kiev Cabinet for Jewish Culture after the war as a testament to their struggle for survival, these rare Yiddish artifacts were confiscated and hidden by the Soviet government in 1949, and have only recently come to light. Learn about the incredible stories behind these treasures, savour the music and revel in the creativity of Yiddish-speaking Holocaust survivors.
Tickets $10 at the door. Free for students.
Co-presented by Ashkenaz Festival and Miles Nadal JCC

Presented in partnership with:

  • The Al and Malka Green Program in Yiddish Studies
  • The Centre for Comparative Literature
  • The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies
  • The Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
  • The Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
  • The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • The Committee for Yiddish
  • The UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
  • The Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto

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