Academic session in the Yiddish Cultural Center: “Culture and politics. The 70th anniversary of the death/murder of the members of the Jewish Antifascist Committee in the SSSR” – under the academic supervision of Karolina Szymaniak, PhD


10.00 Session’s opening:

10:15 Inaugurating lecture

Professor Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov (IH PAN): “Did the Jewish issue exist in the Soviet Union? A short course on the history of Jews in the SSSR”


11:15 Break

From the women’s perspective:

11:30 Professor Joanna Degler (Lisek) (University of Wrocław): “Chana Lewin – a poet, soldier, feminist. Why did Stalin forget about her?”

11:50 Karolina Szymaniak: „Szyra Gorszman as a reporter”

12:10 Anna Rozenfeld (LMU München): “Ida Kamińska – refugee experience” [on-line]


12:45 PM-14:00 Break

War, camp, literature:

14:00 Professor Magdalena Ruta (Jagiellonian University): “Jewish poets of gulag”

14:20 Philip Schwartz |DE| (IH PAN): “Death, survival, resurrection. Polish-Soviet relations from the perspective of Yiddish literature in the 1940s and 1950s ” [online]


14:40-15:00 Break

Between literature and music:

15:00 Bella Szwarcman-Czarnota: “Legal address of Szmuel Halkin. Icyk Manger and Lew Ozierow about the poet’s life”

15:20 Maria Sławek (Mieczysław Wajnberg Institute): “I once had

a home – I have it no more. By Szmuel Halkin and the series Jidisze lider op. 17th by Mieczysław Wajnberg”


Yiddish Cultural Center, 15 Andersa St.

Entry upon confirmation, registration available until 20 August at:cjk@jidysz.org.pl; a limited number of seats

This event will also be broadcast online – for details, please visit: www.festiwalsingera.pl

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