[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--60th yortsayt of the execution of members of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Fri Jun 29 18:25:26 EDT 2012


Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements
June 29, 2012
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From: myra woolfson myra.woolfson at googlemail.com
Date: Jun 26 (3 days ago)
From: Myra Woolfson
Subject: 60th yortsayt of the execution of members of the Jewish
Anti-Fascist Committee

On August 12th 1952 13 prominent Jewish intellectuals and writers, who
were all members of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee were shot in the
Lubyanka prison in Moscow on the orders of Stalin. Many of those
executed were Yiddish writers.

A  commemorative event is being organised in London by Five Leaves
Publications, in association with JMI (The Jewish Music Institute).

Speakers: Gennady Estraikh, New York University “Why did Stalin murder
Yiddish writers?”
Robert Chandler, English translator of Vasily Grossman’s “Life and
Fate” on Vasily Grossman and Isaak Babel
Music from the Soviet Jewish world: Polina and Merlin Shepherd

Date: 12th August 2012
Time: 2-5pm
Place: School of Oriental and African Studies, Lecture theatre G 2,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Admission free but please let us know if you are coming.

The event will also be the launch of “From Revolution to Repression :
Soviet Yiddish Writing 1917-1952” edited by the late Joseph Sherman
and published by Five Leaves.

RSVP and further information myra at fiveleaves.co.uk

For information about Five Leaves Publications: www.fiveleaves.co.uk

For information about the Jewish Music Institute: www.jmi.org.uk
myra.woolfson at googlemail.com	
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