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Between the Lines

An Evening with Israeli and German Poets (with Video Recording; in Hebrew and German)

Two Israeli lyricists who reside mainly in Germany and two German poets who are familiar with Israel – through their poetry, Maya Kuperman, Zehava Khalfa, Gundula Schiffer, and Heike Willingham enter into Hebrew-German dialogue about home and belonging, mother tongue and motherhood, exile, immigration, and the Shoah.

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Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Portraits of the four poets Maya Kuperman, Heike Willingham, Zehava Khalfa and Gundula Schiffer

From the left: Maya Kuperman (photo: Tamir Lahav Radlmesser); Heike Willingham (photo: Peter Jelavich); Zehava Khalfa (photo: Michal Zamir); Gundula Schiffer (photo: Inga Geiser)

In conversation with the literary and cultural scholar Yael Almog, they reflect on their decisions to live in Germany or Israel, the influence of history and impermanence on their verse, and experience of a decidedly female migration.

Video recording of the reading and talk Between the Lines on 9 September 2017 at the Jewish Museum Berlin. Jewish Museum Berlin 2017

A cooperation with the Hebrew Library Berlin

Logo: Hebräische Bücherei Berlin

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