JEWISH STUDIES FACULTY/STUDENT RESEARCH SEMINAR :
YIDDISH MEMORY BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE HOLOCAUST
In this seminar, three historians who utilize Yiddish language in their teaching and research will discuss the intersection of language and memory. Dr. Jeffrey Veidlinger (University of Michigan, Director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies) will present a multimedia exploration of how Ukrainian Yiddish-speaking Jews remember Jewish life in the prewar Soviet Union. Dr. Amy Simon (MSU, History and JMC) will examine how Yiddish diary writers during the Holocaust made sense of their experiences through the collective memory of the history of Jewish suffering. Dr. Anya Quillitsch (University of Michigan) will explore how Yiddish language helps us understand Ashkenazi culture after the Holocaust. Dr. Margot Valles (MSU, English) will moderate the panel. Lunch will be provided afterwards from 12-1. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and James Madison College and the Center for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies.