From our friends in History and Music:
LOST YIDDISH SONGS OF THE HOLOCAUST
Tuesday, November 10
1:00 to 2:15
Lang Concert Hall
Lang Music Building
“Avant-bard” singer/songwriter/performer Psoy Korolenko and Professor Anna Shternshis of the University of Toronto bring to life lost Yiddish songs of the Holocaust in this combined concert and lecture. Written and transcribed by surviving Ukrainian Jewish writers of the Kiev Cabinet for Jewish Culture after World War II as a testament to their struggle for survival, these rare Yiddish artifacts were confiscated and hidden by the Soviet government in 1949. They have only recently come to light. Come learn about the incredible stories behind these treasures, savor the music, and revel in the creativity of Yiddish-speaking Holocaust survivors.
Sponsored by the Departments of History, Music and the President’s Office
All are welcome to hear David Tuck tell his story about surviving the Holocaust.
November 18, 4:15 PM, Science Center 101
David was born in Poland in 1929. Life drastically changed on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. David and his family were deported to the Lodz ghetto, and then David was sent to Posen, a labor camp in Poland; after Posen, David was sent to Auschwitz, where he worked in a sub-camp building anti-aircraft guns, and eventually to Güsen II, an underground factory to build German aircraft.
On May 5, 1945 the Americans liberated Güsen II; David weighed 78 pounds. David then spent the next several months recuperating in refugee camps and then immigrated to the United States in 1950, where he has lectured widely about his experience as a Holocaust survivor.
A reception will follow.
Sponsored by the Department of Religion.
We would like to share this announcement about an upcoming event that may be of interest:
Please join us for a talk by Moishe Postone, the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of History at the University of Chicago, on the Holocaust and anti-Semitism.
On the basis of a reading of Marx’s social epistemology, Dr. Postone will seek to differentiate antisemitism from other racisms in ways that both explain the ideological frame necessary for the Holocaust and indicates why anti-Semitism poses a particular challenge for the Left.
This talk should be of special interest to students of European and intellectual history; social theory; and Jewish studies.
Thursday, February 28 in the Scheuer Room.
The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with an introduction by President Chopp.
Sponsored by the President’s Office, the Deans Office, the Cooper Fund, Forum for Free Speech, the Interfaith Center, and the Departments of Religion, History, Political Science, and Sociology & Anthropology