An online Yiddish-language Holocaust Education Lecture with world-renowned Yiddish scholar Professor Yitskhok Niborski

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The Committee for Yiddish  invites you to attend an online Yiddish-language Holocaust Education Lecture with world-renowned Yiddish scholar Professor Yitskhok Niborski:

“In the Years after Majdanek without God”: The Holocaust Poetry of Aaron Zeitlin and its Relevance in Today’s World

“אין נאָך-מײַדאַנעק יאָרן אָן גאָט”: אַהרן צײטלינס חורבן-פּאָעזיע

This program is free and will take place on Zoom, but advance registration is required. Please CLICK HERE to register.

This program will be the 9th Annual Simcha Simchovitch Yiddish Lecture of the UJA Committee for Yiddish, dedicated to the memory of Toronto Yiddish poet Simcha Simchovitch (1921-2017).

 

In his presentation of the aesthetically powerful poetry of renowned Yiddish writer Aaron Zeitlin (1898-1973), Professor Niborski will discuss Zeitlin’s premonitions of catastrophe, his struggle with faith after the Holocaust, his guilt as the sole survivor of his entire family, and the verse he composed in the spirit of traditional Jewish lamentations.  Today, as humanity faces new genocides, Zeitlin’s Holocaust poems resonate with even greater relevance.

Yitskhok Niborski, born in Buenos Aires in 1947, was raised in a Yiddish-speaking home. He studied in a secular Yiddish Day school, where he received a diploma as a Yiddish and Hebrew teacher. Since settling in Paris in 1979, Professor Niborski has been a key figure in the development and leadership of the Paris Yiddish Center-Medem Library. He has taught language and literature courses at the Université Paris VII, in the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Paris) and in the Paris Yiddish Center. He was also invited to teach at intensive Yiddish programs in Brussels, New York, Oxford, Moscow, Vilnius, Berkeley and Tel-Aviv. His publications include the Diccionario yidish-español (1979), Verterbukh fun loshn-koydesh shtamike verter in yidish [Dictionary of Hebrew and Aramaic Words in Yiddish] (1999 and 2012), Dictionnaire yidish-français (2002), and Vi fun a pustn fas (As From an Empty Barrel, 1996), a collection of his prose and poetry written between 1964 and 1995.

This program is free and will take place on Zoom, but advance registration is required. Please CLICK HERE to register.

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

In Partnership with:

Toronto Workmen's Circle

Start Date: November 6, 2022

2:00pm EST

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