Zug des Lebens – die jiddische Literatur in der Sowjetunion

Yiddish-German Reading

In the so-called »Night of the Murdered Poets« on the eve of 13 August 1952, the writers Perets Markish (1895–1952), Dovid Hofshteyn (1889–1952), Itsik Fefer (1900–1952), Leyb Kvitko (1890?–1952), and Dovid Bergelson (1884–1952) were executed by firing squad. These men represented some of the most prominent exponents of Yiddish literature in the Soviet Union, who were initially supported but from the late 1920s onward were regarded with increasing skepticism. The Yiddish-German reading takes the audience on a journey through the turbulent life of Soviet Yiddish literature.

Concept and realisation: Prof. Dr. Sabine Koller and Dr. Alexandra Polyan (University of Regensburg)

28 June 2022, 7.30 p.m.
Literaturhaus Leipzig

The event is part of the Leibniz Association-funded cooperation project »The Short Life of Soviet Yiddish Literature« zbetween the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture - Simon Dubnow, Leipzig, the Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin, and the Professorship for Slavic Jewish Studies at the University of Regensburg