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The inaugural Albert M. Tapper Lecture in commemoration of Kristallnacht
From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg
Speaker: Justin Cammy, professor and chair of the programs in world literatures and Jewish studies at Smith College
What is the relationship between early Holocaust memoirs and testimony? How did Jewish writers, even before the Holocaust was over, struggle to put together a narrative that could serve the needs of not only the moment but the future? Seventy-five years after its initial composition in the Soviet Union, the ghetto memoir of the great Yiddish poet Abraham Sutzkever is available to the English reader. What can we learn about what could and could not be said in 1944? Sponsored by the Albert M. Tapper Charitable Foundation
Justin Cammy’s critical edition and translation of Sutzkever’s “From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg, A Memoir and Testimony,” was published in 2022.