Attempting to better understand her grandfather Avrom Sutzkever, Israeli actress Hadas Kalderon travels to Lithuania using her grandfather’s diary to trace his early life in Vilna and his survival of the Holocaust. Sutzkever was an acclaimed Yiddish poet whose verse drew on his youth in Siberia and Vilna, his spiritual and material resistance during World War II, and his post-war life in the State of Israel. Kalderon, whose native language is Hebrew and had to rely on translations of her grandfather’s work, is nevertheless determined to connect with what remains of the poet’s bygone world and confront the personal responsibility of preserving her grandfather’s literary legacy.
Preceded by the short film “Shmues.”
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- 11/14/2021, 12:00 pmFact SheetWhenEvery day (all day)Last event on November 21, 2021Organized ByPrice$15.00 Individual Ticket
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