[Mendele] MENDELE Personal Notices and Announcements--Lilke Majzner

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Wed Sep 9 22:44:36 EDT 2009

MENDELE Personal Notices and Announcements

Sept. 9, 2009

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Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:53:15 -0400
From: Steven Lasky <steve725 at optonline.net>
Subject Line: Lilke Majzner's Lifetime Achievement Award Speech Now Online

Lilke Majzner, who sadly passed away some nine months after the 
International Association of Yiddish Clubs conference,  was a Holocaust 
survivor from the ghetto of Lodz, Poland.

While living in Los Angeles, California, she gave of herself quite 
willingly to works that were involved with the preservation of the Yiddish 
She served as the Director of the Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club and was 
a member of the Board of the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and 
Language and Yiddishkayt LA. She will be sorely missed by all who came to 
know her.

At the IAYC Conference last year in La Jolla, California, Lilke received 
the society's Lifetime Yiddish Achievement Award. Her acceptance speech 
was soley in Yiddish; it was video recorded by the society.

I have placed online, within the realm of my virtual museum of Jewish 
family history both the video of her acceptance speech, and have provided 
an audio-only alternative just in case an interested party can't play the 
mp4 video. Also there is a very good English translation of her speech on 
the same web page. The aforementioned web page can be found at 

The video will begin playing as soon as the web page opens.

More talks from the La Jolla conference has been and will be presented in 
different forms in the near future. Currently one can read (and hear audio 
excerpts of) the transcript of the talk given by Dr. Julius Scherzer on 
growing up in Czernowitz. A talk about Yiddish poets will be appearing 

You can also hear poems as recited by Itzhak Manger (in Yiddish), as well 
as read the text in both Hebrew fonts, Yiddish transliteration, and 
English translation. 

More announcements re Yiddish material at the Museum will be made on the 
Museum's blog at http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com .

Steven Lasky
New York
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve at museumoffamilyhistory.com

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