Date: April 12, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Smith Hall 296
Title: Jewish-Russian Poets Bearing Witness to the Shoah
Speaker: Dr. Maxim Shrayer
The lecture examines Holocaust poems created by Jewish authors in the Russian language during World War II, printed in Soviet mainstream publications in 1941-46, and read by mass audiences. Dr. Shrayer will focus on the wartime poems by four major poets: Ilya Ehrenburg, Ilya Selvinsky, Pavel Antokolsky and Lev Ozerov.