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On 23 August 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin is opening its new core exhibition. Until then the museum will be closed for renovations.

The Translator. Documentary

Première in Germany

Juri Elperin is one of the world’s most famous translators of Russian literature. Elperin produced the German versions of hundreds of works by contemporary Russian authors. Born in Switzerland in 1917 to Russian-Jewish parents, Elperin spent his childhood in Berlin, Paris, and Moscow. He joined the Red Army to fight fascism, taught German after the War and later became the most important translator of Russian literature into German.

Past event

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

In this very personal documentary by directors Manfried Wiesner and Grigory Manyuk, Elperin recalls his eventful life in his unique and almost literary way of speaking. Using aesthetic black-and-white pictures and unusual montages, Wiesner and Manyuk enhance the sense of nostalgia and melancholy that surrounds Elperin’s stories.

Attended by:
Manfred Wiesner (director)
Juri Elperin (protagonist)

Documentary, Austria 2014, directed by Manfred Wiesner and Grigory Manyuk, 59 Min., German/Russian with English subtitles

Where, when, what?

  • When 13 May 2015, 7 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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