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Commemorating those who never saw another butterfly

Commemorating those who never saw another butterfly
121 St. Joseph St., Rm. 400
Time: Nov 8th, 7:00 pm End: Nov 8th, 9:00 pm
Interest Categories: Slavic Studies (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Jewish Studies, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), German (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 1900-1950
A commemorative event to mark the events of 9-10 November 1938 in Nazi Germany

Commemorating those who "never saw another butterfly"  (Pavel Friedmann, 

Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph Street #400, Toronto 

November 8, 2011, 7pm

This event marks the anniversary of what the Nazis termed Kristallnacht, the destruction of Jewish homes, stores and synagogues on 9-10 November 1938.

Czech writer's Jiří Weil's remarkable text, /Eulogy for 77,297/, written in 1959, portrays individuals who were turned into mere numbers, and makes them human again by relaying their stories. This text is being introduced for the first time to the English world in a translation by David Lightfoot (PhD, University of Toronto), alongside the breathtaking photo-essay "Last Folio" by the critically acclaimed Toronto based photographer Yuri Dojc. The well-known and award-winning actress Marilyn Lightstone has kindly agreed to read this text. The internationally successful singer and composer Lenka Lichtenberg will perform Jewish songs.

With remarks by Maxim Tarnawsky (Acting Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures), Ivan Kalmar (Deputy Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Anna Korteweg (Acting Director of the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies).

Organized by Veronika Ambros (Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures).
Sponsored by:

This event is free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at (416) 926-2076.

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