29 June 2009
Abraham Sutzkever: "Wilner Getto 1941-1944" (Vilnius Ghetto 1941-1944) and "Gesänge vom Meer des Todes" (Chants from the sea of death)
Book Presentation with Egon Ammann, Hubert Witt, and Rachel Salamander
29 June 2009, 7.30 pm
Old Building, ground level, Auditorium
Abraham Sutzkever was among the "Junge-Wilne" group of avant-garde
Jewish authors and is seen as one of the last great Yiddish poets. In
his account of the Vilnius Ghetto, he describes his experiences there –
full of rage and grief, hope and pride. His lyrical work "Gesänge vom
Meer des Todes" (Chants from the sea of death) is also now available in
German, 65 years after the liberation of the ghetto.
The publisher Egon Ammann will introduce the author, the translator Hubert Witt will read, and Rachel Salamander will recite poems in Yiddish.