July 7th Lecture / Samuel Kassow to present on Rokhl Auerbach’s Warsaw Testament

By Stephen Naron - July 1, 2024

Please join us for a zoom lecture by Prof. Samuel Kassow titled "Rokhl's Testimony/רחלס צוואה," based on his latest publication, a translation of Rokhl Auerbach's Warsaw Testament, published by White Goat Press at the Yiddish Book Center.

Born in rural Podolia, Rokhl Auerbach was a journalist, literary critic, memoirist, and a member of the Warsaw Yiddish literary community before the Holocaust. Upon the German invasion and occupation of Poland in 1939, she was tasked by historian and social activist Emanuel Ringelblum to run a soup kitchen for the starving inhabitants of the Warsaw Ghetto and later to join his top-secret ghetto archive, the Oyneg Shabes. One of only three surviving members of the archive project, Auerbach's wartime and postwar writings became a crucial source of information for historians of both prewar Jewish Warsaw and the Warsaw Ghetto.

When: 19:30 PM CET ON JULY 7, 2024
Where: in person at YUNG YIDISH WIEN, or online via Zoom

The lecture will be presented in Yiddish. Simultaneous translation will be provided in English.

Registration is obligatory.

Register by visiting the Yung Yidish Wien website or by sending an email to register@yungyidishvienna.org with subject line KASSOW.

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