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Faces of Babi Yar in Felix Lembersky's Art Presence and Absence
In response to the horrors of Babi Yar, the single largest mass murder of Soviet Jews that occurred on 29-30 September 1941, Felix Lembersky (1913-1970) turned the bitter memories of the Shoah into art. The Rose Museum will display two of Lembersky's most poignant Babi Yar paintings (one exhibited for the first time), composed at the height of Stalin's campaigns against Jewish culture in 1952...Read More
Babi Yar in History and Memory: Seventy Years after a Mass Murder
Wednesday, October 5
2.00 - 6:00 p.m.
Usdan, International Lounge
Free and open to the public
Babi Yar was the name of a ravine on the outskirts of Kiev where the single largest mass murder of Soviet Jews occurred on September 29-30, 1941. This symposium explored four aspects of the event through different lenses:
- Babi Yar in history,
- Soviet responses to Babi Yar after the reoccupation of Kiev by the Red Army,
- representations of Babi Yar in Jewish literature, and
- its symbolic meaning for the Russian intelligentsia.
Karel C. Berkhoff, University of Amsterdam
Gennady Estraikh, New York University
ChaeRan Freeze, Brandeis University
Olga Litvak, Clark University
Alice Nakhimovsky, Colgate University
"Babi Yar" - Yevgeni Yevtushenko poem read by BGI Fellows Karina Gaft '14 and Nera Lerner '12.
Presented by the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry.