YIVO: February Events Are Now Online!

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YIVOEventsFirst event is on February 6!
Stay tuned for the full Winter/Spring 2014 Season announcement next week both online and in your mailboxes. Look out for our new brochures.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 | 6:30pm
Jews, Cities and Culture: Hamburg, New York and Kiev

Join us to discuss how three cities provided settings for the flourishing of Jewish culture, as well as Jewish contributions to the life of the cities inwhich they lived. Presented by YIVO, the Center for Jewish History and the Leo Baeck Institute. Read more…
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 | 7pm
Y. L. Peretz in a Time of Revolution

This program is only in Yiddish.

In this talk, Michael Steinlauf, Gratz College, traces Y.L. Peretz’s day-to-day reactions and the development of his ideas amidst the Revolution of 1905-06 as it unfolded in Warsaw. Edward Portnoy, Rutgers University and YIVO, joins Steinlauf in conversation following the lecture. Read more…

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 | 7pm
Unresolved History: Jews and Lithuanians After the Holocaust

EU Parliament Member, Leonidas Donskis, and celebrated Lithuanian poet and dissident Tomas Venclova, discuss critical issues facing Jews in Lithuania today, and the controversy surrounding the mainstream perception of the Holocaust in Lithuania. Can Lithuania come to terms with its past? Also with Faina Kukliansky, Chair of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, Saulius Suziedelis, eminent historian, and Mikhail Iossel, Moderator. Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States, Zygimantas Pavilionis, and former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania, Anne E. Derse, will offer introductory remarks. Read more…

This program is made possible with the support of the Lithuanian Consulate General in New York, the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington D.C., and additional support by Michael Traison. This program is co-sponsored by Tablet Magazine and SLS/Summer Literary Seminars.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014 | 7pm
The Impact of World War I and the Russian Revolution on the World of Russian and East European Jewry

Richard Pipes, Baird Professor of History, Emeritus, Harvard University

Eminent historian Richard Pipes, Baird Professor of History, Emeritus, Harvard University, examines the impact of World War I and the Russian Revolution on Russian and East European Jewry, and the political and social upheaval it caused for these communities. Read more…
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 | 7pm
YIVO, Freud, and American Jewry: Discourse on Eastern Europe as a “Talking Cure” for American Jewish Ambivalence
MAX WEINREICH FELLOWSHIP LECTURE | Rose and Isidore Drench Memorial Fellowship & Dora and Mayer Tendler Fellowship

Marcus Krah (Doctoral Candidate, JTS) explores how popular narratives of the East European Jewish past were used as a “talking cure” to help American Jews find meaning in the 1940s-50s. Read more…

Unless otherwise mentioned events take place at the
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research | 15 West 16th Street
New York | NY | 10011

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