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Iber der grenets / Crossing the Border

Yiddish Literature and Culture Today – Panel Discussion and Reading (video recording available, in German)


The volume Iber der grenets / Crossing the Border marks the very first publication of a comprehensive collection of Yiddish short stories in standardized orthography released by a German press. The anthology gives glimpses into the lived experiences of a cultural community that is scattered around the world. The Jewish Museum Berlin and düsseldorf university press|De Gruyter are marking this milestone with an expert roundtable discussion about Yiddish literature and culture today and a Yiddish-German reading.

Past event




Dr. Ane Kleine-Engel
Head of ANOHA – The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin


Prof. Efrat Gal-Ed
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Institute of Jewish Studies
Visiting Professor in Jewish Cultural History, University of Augsburg

Prof. Andreas Kilcher
ETH Zürich, Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies

Prof. Sabine Koller
Universität Regensburg, Institute of Slavic Studies, Professor of Slavic-Jewish Studies

Tal Hever-Chybowski
Maison de la culture yiddish – Bibliothèque Medem Paris, Directeur

In cooperation with düsseldorf university press|De Gruyter

Video recording from 20 November 2021 (in German); Jewish Museum Berlin 2021

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  • Language The conversation will be held in German and the reading in Yiddish and German.

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