With the theme “Poetry Does Not Die,” this event commemorates the 65th Anniversary of the murder of 13 Jewish writers and social activists at the hands of the Stalin regime in 1952. It features the work of the victim-poets in English translations, as well as in their original Yiddish.
The commemoration will be held at the SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle Center, 1525 S. Robertson Boulevard, on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 2:00 p.m. This event is free.
This event is co-sponsored by the Southern California Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle, the Sholem Community, Yiddishkayt L.A. and the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language.
All attendees will be provided with an anthology of the Soviet Yiddish poems translated over decades by Hershl Hartman, a member of SoCal AR/WC’s District Committee and Sholem’s education director.
Attendees will be encouraged to choose poems to read aloud
in English, Yiddish, or both.