All Sorts of Stories
Johanna Wokalek Reads Bertha Pappenheim (audio recording available, in German)
Bertha Pappenheim, women’s rights activist and founder of the Jewish Women’s Association, translated the Mayse-Bukh (story book) in 1929 – a collection of Yiddish stories, myths and legends first printed in Basel in 1602. These all sorts of stories, as Pappenheim refers to them in her preface, are based on traditional Jewish stories from the Midrash and the Talmud, but also from fairy tales and oral traditions.
The Mayse-Bukh was popular reading for Jewish women who were not able to read the original Hebrew religious texts. Bertha Pappenheim endeavored to preserve the original Yiddish linguistic features in her German translation. The actress Johanna Wokalek will read from the translation.
A cooperation with Evonik Industries AG
21 November 2016, 7 pm
Event in German