To accompany our exhibition
Di farbloyte feder | berliner zeydes, we organized a rich program of events celebrating Yiddish culture and literature.
22 August – 3 September 2019
Galerie ZeitZone Adalbertstr. 79 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
21 August: EXHIBITION OPENING with Ella Ponizovsky Bergelson | Arndt Beck
22 August: SLOW READING with Ekaterina Kuznetsova EN | YI
23 August: Staged reading: Dovid Bergelson’s Berlin short story Tsvey rotskhim with Arndt Beck | Horst Bernhard | Jordan Lee Schnee
25 August: Lecture: with Jonathan-Rafael Balling Anshel, undzer zeyde: Bashevis Singer’s Yentl from a Trans Perspective
27 August: SLOW READING with Irad Ben Isaak EN | YI
28 August: CONCERT with Anna Margolina & Alexey Wagner
31 August: Lecture and Screening: “Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman: The Artist and her Legacy” with Janina Wurbs
1 September: CONCERT Sveta Kundish & Patrick Farrell
2 September – “ ” – Poetry lecture with Anna Rozenfeld | Lothar Quinkenstein | Jordan Lee Schnee Der alef-beys fun der libe. An evening of Celia Dropkin’s poetry
3 September: FINISSAGE | CLOSING PARTY
August 2020 was probably the most Yiddish month that Berlin had ever seen. It began on Monday the 5th with a screening of the film
about the poet Avrom Sutzkever. The program included Daniel Kahn playing several songs and an introduction to the poet’s life and work by Arndt Beck. Black Honey
The marathon continued on 12 August. Not only did Paris’s Medem Library launch its annual
Yiddish summer program, this year on the campus of the Freie Universität, but that same evening was also an event commemorating the darkest postwar chapter of Yiddish literature and history: the liquidation of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee – including the writers Dovid Bergelson, Perets Markish, Leyb Kvitko, Dovid Hofshteyn, and Izik Fefer.
If you have any time to spare with all the events going on, you should read Jordan Lee Schnee’s
English translations of poems by Dvoyre Fogel in Asymptote or listen to Anna Rozenfeld’s recitation of them in the original.
Ella Ponizovsky Bergelson | Arndt Beck: Di farbloyte feder
Then, on 21 August,
the exhibition with Ella Ponizovsky Bergelson und Arndt Beck opened in Kreuzberg, followed by a Di farboyte feder rich two-week program of concerts, readings, and talks.