01 février 2012

Summer university

The summer university program in Yiddish language and literature will take place in Paris from July 9 to 27. For further information, write to: annick@yiddishweb.comStudents wishing to find lodging or Parisians who can provide lodging for a student for the duration of the summer program (renting a room or apartment, or taking in a student free of charge) can contact us through our Facebook group: Parizer zumerkurs 2012.More information here.
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01 février 2012

Book news

Simon Epstein, 1930 : une année dans l'histoire du peuple juif, éd. Stock.What was happening in the Jewish world before the Genocide? What were the ideologies, organizations, defense strategies? How did they see the future?To answer these questions, Simon Epstein, economist and historian living in Jerusalem, examines in depth, country by country, the political life of 1930.A new edition of The Joys of Yiddish -- Joies du yiddish –by Leo Rosten, éditions Calmann-Lévy. The volume contains the original drawings by Olivier Ranson,... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2011

Literary Encounters

Writing the catastrophe, testimony and fiction Literary encounters organized by Cécile Wajsbrot as part of the Writers in Residence program in Ile-de-France.   Thursday November 10, 2011 - Laurence Werner Davidat 20h.As a parallel to the problems of identity explored in her novels, she is working on an essay on possible and impossible fictions in the face of collective catastrophes.   Price: 5 €. Members  3€. Philippe Forestat 20h.Whether in the Japan of Sarinagara or an exploration of the 20th century in ... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2011

New books

Annette Wieviorka’s L’heure de l’exactitude : histoire, mémoire, témoignage, a collection of interviews. (éditions Albin Michel).Jérémie Dres’s Nous n'irons pas à Auschwitz, a graphic novel (éditions Kamburakis). Jérémie Dres will speak at the Maison de la culture yiddish on Tuesday 15 November 15 at 20h00 (see above).
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01 juin 2011

7th FESTIVAL OF JEWISH CULTURES

A WORLD OF INFLUENCES June 14 to 30, 2011The following events are organized by the Maison de la culture yiddish – Bibliothèque Medem.To reserve and pick up tickets, contact: Maison de l'Europe, 35-37 rue des Francs-Bourgeois – 75004 Paris. Tel : 01 42 17 10 69 or on website www.fsju.org Tuesday, June 14 at 2.30 p.m.Musical influencesA musical medley through time and space with the Jews of Eastern Europe and the Balkans.Itinerant musicians carried with them different melodies, rhythms and languages, out of which grew whole new... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2011

AUTHOR IN RESIDENCE

To write on catastrophe Testimony and fictionCycle of literary encounters proposed by Cécile Wajsbrotwithin the framework of the Writers in Residence program in Ile-de-FranceTo reflect together on the following issues: the meaning of catastrophe, the discrepancy between testimony and fiction, do we grant fiction the right to deal with events that only a witness seems able to transmit? With the death camps as archetype, but referring to other catastrophes as well, even of lesser scope or impact -- all by means of literature. Each session... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2011

Literary encounter

Encounter with Michelle Kahn about her book Le rabbin de Salonique (The Rabbi of Salonica)organized by Aki Estamos, the Association of Friends of the Sephardic Literature, in association with the Paris Yiddish Centre - Medem Library At the beginning of the twentieth century Salonica was a Jewish city that was called "The Jerusalem of the Balkans". On Shabbat, everything used to come to a halt. In 1941 Salonica was invaded by German tanks. In the spring of 1943, 45 000 people, out of a Jewish population of 50 000, were sent... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2010

Literary event

Encounter with Robert Bober On the ocasion of the publication of his new novel On ne peut plus dormir tranquille quand on a une fois ouvert les yeux (éditions P.O.L, ).(One cannot sleep peacefully once he opened his eys) Hosted by Florence Noiville, literary critic at Le Monde Saturday November 27 at 3pm Marine Landrot, Telerama n° 3166 - 18 septembre 2010. "Terribly alive, anchored in the everyday life inhabited by the cinema, the new book by Robert Bober illustrates the principle of connected vessels: if art... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2010

Literary encounters

Encounter with Alain Guillemoles Author of:Sur les traces du yiddishlandUn pays sans frontières (éd. Les petits matins). (On the tracks of the Yiddishland - A country without borders)Saturday November 6 at 3pm.What remains of the Yiddishland, that region of the Central and Eastern Europe, where millions of Jews lived before World War II? The author leaves on a journey seeking this lost territory and its buried culture that some "memory carriers" try to revive. Contribution: 5 €. Members: 3 €. Mandatory reservations at... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2010

Literary encounter

Encounter with Jean-Claude Grumberg Saturday March 27 at 3pm On the occasion of the release of his new book Pleurnichard, follow-on to Mon père inventaire, Jean-Claude Grumberg will comment on the development of his literary career.  Pleurnichard  is published by the  "Editions du Seuil", in the collection "la Librairie du XXIe siècle".  Contribution: 5 €. Members: 3 €. Mandatory reservations at +33(0)1 47 00 14 00
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