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Jeffrey Shandler on Yiddish performances by Holocaust survivors

  • Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center 9603 Woods Drive Skokie, IL 60077 (map)

What happens when Holocaust survivors perform in Yiddish while recording videos of their life stories? The USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive — the largest collection of videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors — includes hundreds of interviews conducted entirely or partially in Yiddish. During dozens of these recordings, survivors sing a song or recite a poem in Yiddish.

Join Dr. Jeffrey Shandler to view interview excerpts featuring some of these remarkable performances. Explore survivors’ powerful commitments to demonstrating the creative power of Yiddish in the midst of recalling widespread destruction.

Tickets $10.
Reserve at https://www.spertus.edu/programs-events/read-in-jewish