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May 2013

Monday 27 May 2013

 State-Sponsored Collective Memory Revisionism: A 21st Century Incarnation of Holocaust Denial?

at the Second International Conference on “Museums and Memorial Places in Post-Communist Countries: Challenges and Opportunities” (Riga, Latvia)

more information here

 

 

 

April 2013

Thursday 18 April, 7 PM

Red-Brown = The New Far Right Masquerading as Center-Right

at Haus der Demokratie, Greifswalder Straße 4, Berlin

more information here

 

Week of 15 April

Launch of the Fourteenth Annual Session of the Dr. Sheine Sideraitė Yiddish Reading Circle

at the Jewish Community of Lithuania, Pylimo 4, Vilnius

Everybody welcome

 

 

 

 

 

December 2012

Wednesday 19 December, 5:45—6:45 PM

Questions and Answers on Yiddish and East European Holocaust Issues

at Yeshiva University, Furst Hall, 500 West 185th Street, room 210

more information here; poster here

 

Thursday 13 December, 6:30—8:30 PM

Holocaust Obfuscation: The 21st Century Version of Denial

at the Fordham University Seminar Series on Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective

Lincoln Center Campus, McMahon Hall 109, New York City

more information here; video here

 

 

 

 

 

October 2012

Thursday 25 October

Slavic/Knaanic and Old Yiddish: A Real or Imagined Connection?

at the Knaanic Language Conference in Prague, Czech Republic

more information here

 

Tuesday 9 October at 9 PM

First episode of Channel 4 (London) “Jewish Mum of the Year  followed by interview with Kate Morey on More 4.

more information here

 

 

 

 

 

September 2012

Friday 21 Sept – Sunday 23 Sept

Hosting welcoming reception for participants of the “Borderlands” conference, and attending select sessions at the Stikliai Hotel, Vilnius

more information here

 

 

Sunday 16 September

Lecture, Power point presentation and discussion for the Jewish Community’s Young People’s Club:

 The Culture of the Litvaks and the their Rosheshone Traditions

prior to walking over to the synagogue for the onset of holiday prayers.

 

 

 

 

 

July 2012

Tuesday 17 July 8:30 PM

Mysteries of the Litvaks: Language, History, Culture, Future

at the Barbakanas Hotel, Vilnius

 

Friday 13 July 5 PM

Comments on the history of Zhager’s Jewry, and Kaddish

at the

Plaque inauguration ceremony on the town square of Zhager (Žagarė), northern Lithuania

more information here

 

Sunday 1 July midday

Yiddish Whitechapel: 1975-1985 (with reference to contemporary memory of earlier Yiddish culture in London’s East End)

WALKING TOUR

more information here

 

  

 

 

 

 

June-August 2012

Filming in London as one of two judges for Channel 4’s “Jewish Mum of the Year” competition (four episodes to be televised in autumn 2012)

more information here

 

 

 

 

 

June 2012

 

Monday 4 June, 6 PM

Memorial Sites in Lithuania that Diminish and Obfuscate the Holocaust

at

Conference on Holocaust Museums and Memorial Places in Post-Communist Countries: Challenges and Opportunities”

at the

Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2012

Tuesday 8 March, 6 PM

Yiddish Culture and the Holocaust in Lithuania and the Newest Version of Holocaust Denial

at

Musée d'Aquitaine

 

more information here

 

 

 

 

 

January 2012

Thursday 26 January, 3 PM

Disentangling the Web: The Far Right’s Historic Revisionism Campaign (‘Double Genocide’), Glorification of Local Nazi Perpetrators, and Current Racism and Intolerance

at the conference

Remembrance of the Holocaust and Prevention of Crimes Against Humanity

sponsored by

World Without Nazism (Moscow) and the Council of Europe (Strassbourg)

 

more information here

  

 

 

 

 

December 2011

Wednesday 21 December, 6 PM

The Next Hundred Years: The Future of the Vilnius Jewish Community

at a meeting of the Board of the Vilnius Jewish Community

 

 

 

 

 

November-December 2011

Tuesdays, 2―3:15 PM

The Dr. Sheine Sideraite Vilna Yiddish Reading Circle

at the

Jewish Community of Lithuania

 

more information here

 

 

 

 

 

October 2011

Monday 31 October at 5 PM

Litvaks of the World and Today’s Lithuania

at the annual memorial conference of the

Association of Lithuanian Jews in Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel

 

 

 

Sunday 2 October at 12 midday and 2 PM

Svintsyán in Jewish History

Remarks at the unveiling of the ghetto memorial monument on Švenčionys town square

 

The Annihilation of the Jews of the Svintsyán Region

Remarks at the annual commemoration at the mass grave site Poligón near Švenčioneliai (Svintsyánke)

 

BOTH EVENTS ORGANIZED BY THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF THE SVINTSYÁN REGION

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2011

  

Thursday 22 September

Benjamin Zuskin in Modern Yiddish Culture

at the Benjamin Zuskin Symposium convened by the Jewish Community of Panevėžys (Pónevezh)

plus remarks at the Unveiling of the Benjamin Zuskin Plaque (English)

and at the commemoration ceremony at the mass grave site (Yiddish)

 

more information here

 

 

Wednesday, 14 September

Convener and Moderator of the Seminar Series

at the Jewish Community of Lithuania (JCL)

The Magic of Litvak DNA in Faraway South Africa

 by Solly Kaplinsky

 

 

more information here

 

 

Saturday, September 3rd at 5 PM

Exposing the Holocaust Obfuscation Movement

at the conference

S’brent! Fascism, Resistance and the Politics of Memory in Lithuania and Germany

 

 more information here& here

 

 

 

 

 

August 2011

  

Jiddischseminarium Aronsborg 2011 [‘Stockholm Yiddish Festival’]

 

Friday, August 19th at 2 PM:

Yiddish Workshop (for intermediate and advanced level students) (in Yiddish)

 

Saturday, August 20th at 1 PM:

‘Yiddish Past, Present and Future’ (in Yiddish)

 

Saturday, August 20th at 4 PM:

‘Yiddish, Women and Power’ (in Yiddish)

 

Saturday, August 20th at 6 PM:

‘Holocaust Obfuscation in Eastern Europe’ (in English)

 

Sunday, August 21st at 1:30 PM:

Your Questions about Yiddish: An open forum 

 

more information here

 

 

 

 

 

May-June 2011

 

 

Saturday May 14th through Wednesday June 15th

LECTURING SCHEDULE AT MONASH UNIVERSITY, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA:

AVAILABLE HERE

 

 

Sunday-Monday 5-6 June

Monash University, Melbourne

Aftermath Conference: The Politics of Memory

in the series ‘Keynote Lectures’

more information here

 

 

Sunday, May 1 at midday

Lecture at the Jewish Community of Lithuania (in Yiddish):

Who are the (real) Litvaks?

Pylimo 4, Vilnius

 

 

April 2011

 

 

Monday, April 18th at 7 PM

Leading traditional

Passover seyder

at the

Jewish Community of Lithuania

 

more information here

 

 

Thursday, April 14th at 4:15 PM

Yale University

at the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism

The Unique and ‘Successful’ Antisemitism in the East of the European Union

 

more information here

 

 

Sunday, April 10th at 4 PM

Ezra Olami (Brooklyn, New York):

The Baltics, Russia and the Holocaust: Recipe for a new kind of Antisemitism in Eastern Europe

 

more information here

 

 

Friday-Saturday, April 8th-9th

Shabbaton at the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills

The Past, Present and Future of Yiddish

Who Are the Litvaks?

My 20 Years on the Road in Eastern Europe

 

 

Tuesday, April 5th

Briefing for a meeting of Litvak survivors (and descendants) in New York City

 

 

March 2011

 

 

Friday, March 25th

University of South Carolina (Columbia):

New Incarnations of Old Demons in Eastern Europe. The Prague Declaration, the Double Genocide theory and the Holocaust Obfuscation movement

more information here

 

 

Thursday, March 24th

University of South Carolina (Columbia):

Recovering Lithuanian Yiddish between Apocalypse and Homeland Extinction. Post-Holocaust Yiddish Dialectology in Eastern Europe

more information here

 

 

Thursday, March 24th

Lessons with pupils at the

Columbia Jewish Day School (Columbia, South Carolina)

 

 

Tuesday, March 22nd

Yeshiva University / SHEM (New York):

The Plot to Write the Holocaust out of History (without denying a single death)

more information here

 

 

Saturday, March 19th

Meeting with

Yugntruf – Youth for Yiddish

Washington Heights, New York City

 

 

Tuesday, March 15th

Canadian Institute for Jewish Research (Montreal):

Defending History

 

 

Monday, March 14th

McGill University, Montreal

Yiddish and Power

more information here

 

 

Friday, March 11th

RTN-WMNB interview with Maya Pritzker

Shalom TV interview with Maya Pritzker

in Fort Lee, New Jersey

 

 

Thursday, March 10th at 3 PM

Briefing for leaders of Jewish organizations in New York City

at the offices of JDC

 

 

Tuesday, March 8th

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

On the Road, Back in the Old Country:
Memories and Maps of a Yiddish Dialectologist

more information here

 

 

Monday, March 7th

The Kennan Institute

at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC

Holocaust Revisionism, Ultranationalism, and the Nazi/Soviet
‘Double Genocide’ Debate in Eastern Europe

more information here

 

 

February 2011

 

 

 

13 February at 10:30 AM

Limmud Conference Lithuania

Questions of Litvaks, Yiddish, and the Holocaust in Lithuania

at the Villon Hotel, Vilnius

more information here

 

 

January 2011

 

 

27 January at 10:30 AM

Greetings from Holocaust Survivors in Lithuania; historical explanation and recitation of the Kaddish prayer at

Gwasanaeth Coffa’r Holocaust, Neuadd y Penrhyn, Bangor

Holocaust Remembrance Service, Penrhyn Hall, Bangor

 

 

December 2010

 

 

17 December

Interviewed by Peter Morvay on

ATV Television Budapest [voiced over in Hungarian]

available here

 

 

16 December

Interviewed by RTV Television [voiced over in Croatian]

available here

 

 

8 December

Interviewed by Wendy Robbins on

‘Heart and Soul’

A BBC World Service program on Jewish and Holocaust issues in Eastern Europe

available here

 

 

Thursday 2 December

Interview on RT Television

available here

 

 

 

 

November 2010

 

 

 

Sunday 21 November

Interview on RT Television

available here

 

 

Friday 5 November — Sunday 7 November

Lectures/Seminars at

Limmud Conference Poland

The Origins and Future of Yiddish (in English)

The Goals of Yiddish Studies in our Time (in Yiddish)

The Movement to Delete the Holocaust from European History (in English)

Held at the Boss Hotel, Warsaw

 

 

 

 

October 2010

 

 

 

Tuesday 12 October & Wednesday 13 October

Participation in a

BBC Radio World Service Documentary

Directed by Wendy Robbins

on Jewish issues in the Baltics

AT VENUES IN LITHUANIA

image (page end / 12 Oct)

 

 

Sunday 10 October 2010 at 2 PM

Video interview on Lithuanian shtetl life plus

translation and cultural interpretation for interview of a survivor

with

Jens J. Reinke

for a documentary on

Al Jolson

by A.J. Images Media GbR, Kiel, Germany

AT A VENUE IN VILNIUS

 

 

Tuesday 5 October 2010 at midday

Introduction to Jewish Lithuanian Issues

& Question and Answer session

for a group from the

Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

and other participating organizations and individuals

AT A VENUE IN VILNIUS

 

 

Sunday 3 October 2010 at midday

Address delivered at the

Annual Commemoration Ceremony for the Jews of the

Svintsyán (Švenčionys) Region

Chaired by Moise Shapiro, chairman of the Jewish Community of the region

at the forest mass grave site ‘Poligon’ near Svintsyánke (Švenčioneliai), Lithuania

REPORT AND IMAGES

 

 

Friday 1 October 2010

Initiation of 2010-2011 doctoral dissertation supervision

in Yiddish Literature

for Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

 

 

 

September 2010

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 21 September 2010 at 3 PM

Representation of the Litvak Studies Institute (LSI)

and the Holocaust in the Baltics website

at the

Remembrance Ceremony at Ponar (Paneriai) to mark the

Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto

REPORT AND IMAGE

 

 

Monday 20 September 2010 at 3 PM

Translation and historical commentary for a

Walking tour of the Vilna Ghetto led by

Fania Yocheles Brantsovsky

Librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute

 

ON THE OCCASION OF THE VISIT TO VILNIUS OF DOUGLAS DAVIDSON, THE US STATE DEPARTMENT’S SPECIAL ENVOY FOR HOLOCAUST ISSUES, ORGANIZED AND COORDINATED BY THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IN VILNIUS

IMAGE

 

 

Wednesday 1 September 2010 at 7:30 PM

Representation of the Litvak Studies Institute (LSI)

and the Holocaust in the Baltics website

at the

Evening to Honor Survivor and Historian Joseph Levinson (Vilnius)

Central Synagogue, 36-40 Hallam Street, London W1

REPORT AND IMAGES

 

 

 

 

July 2010

 

 

 

 

Friday 30 July 2010, 9 AM – 1 PM

New Incarnations of Old Demons:

Fascism, Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial, the Cold War

Presentation at the Summer Youth Conference for Evangelical Christians

at the Helikon Conference Center

Keszthely (Lake Balaton), Hungary

 

 

Wednesday 14 July 2010 at 5 PM

Convener and Moderator of the Seminar Series

at the Jewish Community of Lithuania (JCL)

Does Tolerance Education promote Intolerance in Lithuania?

 by Christine Beresniova

(Associate Instructor, International and Comparative Education Policy, Indiana University at Bloomington)

 

IMAGES

 

 

Thursday 8 July 2010 at 5 PM

Convener and Moderator of the Seminar Series

at the Jewish Community of Lithuania (JCL)

Feminism and Judaism

by Professor Mark Baker

(Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization; Monash University; Congregation Shir Hadasha, Melbourne)

 

IMAGES

 

 

Wednesday 7 July 2010 at 9 PM

The Holocaust Debate in Europe and the New Antisemitism

Seminar and power point presentation

for the

Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) travel study group

led by Prof. Mark Baker

at the Conti Hotel, Vilnius

 

 

 

 

June 2010

 

 

Tuesday 22 June 2010 at 12 midday

Contra Prague-’08: Time for an Apt Parliamentary Challenge

presentation at

International Conference on Lessons of the Second World War and the Holocaust: The Role of Mass Media in Counteracting the Distortion of History of the 20th Century

at Hotel President (Congress Hall)

Kiev, Ukraine

 

IMAGES

 

 

Thursday 10 June 2010 at 4 PM

Short welcoming speech:

Books as Symbol of Litvak Civilization

at the

Opening of the Advance Exhibition

of the

Vilnius Jewish Library founded by Wyman Brent

BALTIC REPORTS COVERAGE OF THE EVENT

 

 

 

 

May 2010

 

 

Monday 24 May ― Friday 28 May 2010

Visiting Professor (Erasmus Program) at Lund University, Sweden

program coordinated by Mr Henry Diab and Dr Salomon Schulman, Lund

by certification of the dean of the History Faculty at Vilnius University

Series of five lectures:

 

Monday 24 May, 5 PM, A121:

The Past, Present and Future of Yiddish

 

Tuesday 25 May, 5 PM, A121:

Modern Yiddish Literature

 

Wednesday 26 May, 5 PM, Auditorium [Public Lecture]

The New European Battle over Holocaust Memory

 

Thursday 27 May, 5 PM, A121:

Yiddish, Women and Power

 

Friday, 28 May, 2 PM, H140:

Searching for the Last Shtetl Jews: 20 Years on the Road

 

 

Friday 14 May 2010 at 10:30 PM

After-dinner address

at the

Sabbath celebration in Vilnius of the visiting delegation from the

Southgate and District Synagogue (London)

REPORT IN BCC PAPER (SUMMER 2010)

LSI FACEBOOK REPORT

 

 

Tuesday 11 May 2010 at 5:30 PM

Translation and historical commentary for a

Walking Tour of the Vilna Ghetto

led by

 Fania Yocheles Brantsovsky

Librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute

 

WITH A DELEGATION FROM WORLD JEWISH RELIEF (LONDON) FOLLOWED BY A DINNER JOINED BY THE LEADERSHIP OF THE

JEWISH COMMUNITY OF LITHUANIA

 

 

Tuesday 11 May 2010 at 4 PM

Reminiscences about Cilia Žiburkienė (Tsile Zhiburkyene)

delivered at the reception following the funeral of Cilia Ziburkiene

image and brief Facebook tribute here

 

 

Friday 7 May 2010 at midday

Address (in Yiddish) at the Vilnius Jewish Cemetery

at the commemoration for Holocaust victims and those killed in the war against Fascism

beside the monument for fallen Jewish Partisan heroes

organized by the

Union of Former Ghetto and Concentration Camp Inmates

and the

Jewish Community of Lithuania

 

IMAGE

 

 

Monday 3 May 2010 at 5 PM

Convener and Moderator of the Seminar Series

at the Jewish Community of Lithuania (JCL)

Literary Odyssey: Leningrad to Montreal and Beyond

by Professor Mikhail Iossel

(Concordia University, Montreal; Founder and Director of SLS Summer Literary Seminars)

image

 

 

Saturday 1 May 2010 at 4:30 PM

Issues in Lithuanian Jewish Culture

talk with power-point presentation at the

PATHS OF LITHUANIAN JEWRY SHABBATON SEMINAR

at Hotel Trasalis

A PROJECT OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF LITHUANIA

Gedimino 26

Trakai, Lithuania

 

 

 

 

April 2010

 

 

April 2010

Accepted invitation from the Senate of

Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas

to supervise Lithuania’s first doctoral dissertation

in the field of

Yiddish Studies

topic:

Yiddish Literature in the Interwar Lithuanian Republic

 

 

Wednesday 28 April 2010 at 8:30 AM

Translation and historical commentary for a

Visit to Ponar (Paneriai) and to the Jewish Partisan Fort led by Fania Yocheles Brantsovsky,

Librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute

 

ON THE OCCASION OF THE VISIT TO VILNIUS OF HANNAH ROSENTHAL,

UNITED STATES SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTISEMITISM,

ORGANIZED AND COORDINATED BY THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IN VILNIUS

 

 

Monday 26 April 2010 at 1 PM

Sheine Sideraite Weekly Yiddish Reading Circle (JCL)

Inauguration of the Spring Session of the 11th year of the Reading Circle

 

Welcome by

Dr Shimon Alperovich

(chairman, Jewish Community of Lithuania)

 

 

Readings from the fiction of Abraham Karpinovich

 

 

Monday 26 April 2010 at 9:30 PM

Translation and historical commentary for a

Vilna Ghetto Walk led by Fania Yocheles Brantsovsky,

Librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute

 

ON THE OCCASION OF THE VISIT TO VILNIUS OF HANNAH ROSENTHAL,

UNITED STATES SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTISEMITISM,

AND IN THE PRESENCE OF HE ANNE DERSE, US AMBASSADOR TO LITHUANIA

AND OTHER UNITED STATES EMBASSY OFFICIALS

 

 

Monday 19 April 2010 at 11 AM

Work in Progress on a New Yiddish Language Atlas: LITVISH

(in Yiddish with translation into Dutch by Professor Justus van de Kamp)

 at the April 19th Yiddish Language Session

under the auspices of the

Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism & Language Learning

on the occasion of the annual

Yiddish Festival in Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, Netherlands  

chaired by

Professor Cor van der Meer & Professor Reinier Salverda

EVENT POSTPONED

DUE TO AIRLINE SHUTDOWN DURING THE ICELAND VOLCANIC ASH CRISIS

 

 

Wednesday 14 April 2010 at 9 AM

Ashkenazic Studies in the Framework of Judaic Studies

talk at the

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Nottingham University, UK

 

 

Thursday 1 April 2010

Consultant to the launch on Facebook of

The Litvak Studies Institute

(LSI)

a project under the auspices of Concordia University’s

Summer Literary Seminar (SLS) Program

 

 

 

 

March 2010

 

 

Saturday 20 March 2010 at 8:30 PM

Hosted Vilnius ‘spring reception’ at residence.

Guests included Holocaust survivors, Lithuanian students from Vilnius and Kaunas, and diplomats from the American, British and Norwegian embassies.

 

 

Tuesday 16 March 2010 at 11 AM

Participation in the peaceful protest against the Waffen SS march and ceremony at the Liberty Monument in central Riga

Report in the London Times

more details at www.HolocaustInTheBaltics.com

 

 

Monday 15 March 2010 at 10:40 AM

The campaign to delete the Holocaust from European history and an entangled backdrop:

‘Double Genocide’, Prosecution of Survivors, the Prague Declaration, the New Cold War and the New Antisemitism

Paper at the

Baltic Forum / Baltijas Forums

on

Outcomes of World War II: Victims, Righteous, Liberators and Executioners

held at the Reval Hotel Latvia, Riga

conference details as jpeg

 

 

Monday 1 March 2010 at 7:40 PM

The Life and Poetry of Abraham Sutzkever (1913-2010)

interview with Ed Horwich

on BBC Radio Manchester 95.1 FM

Jewish Citizen program

 

 

 

 

 

 

March—June 2010

 

Courses offered:

 

Intermediate Yiddish (JCL)

Sheine Sideraite Yiddish Literary Circle (JCL)

Ashkenazic Civilization (VYI) CANCELLED

Introduction to the Old Testament (VYI) CANCELLED

 

 

 

 

February 2010

 

 

Monday 15 February 2010 at 7:30 PM

Report on the Campaign against Holocaust Survivors

live interview with Ed Horwich

on BBC Radio Manchester 95.1 FM

Jewish Citizen program

 

 

Friday 12 February 2010

Citations from interview with Mark Ames appear in

The Nation

 

 

 

 

January 2010

 

 

Sunday 31 January 2010 at 7 PM GMT

Radio interview broadcast (in Yiddish)

on the program

Naye Khvalyes (Warsaw)

interviewed by

Katka Mazurczak

 

 

Tuesday 12 January 2010 at 2 PM

Meetings at Westminster, London

with members of the Commons and Lords concerning the

Prague Declaration (2008)

 and the Stockholm Program (2010-2114)

 

 

Friday 1 January 2010

Publication of the new edition of

Lithuanian Jewish Culture

(400 pp folio)

Published by Baltos Lankos (Vilnius)

in cooperation with

Central European University Press

ordering the book

information on content

 

 

 

 

December 2009

 

 

Wednesday 16 December 2009 at 5 PM

Holocaust Obfuscation and a

Uniquely East European Antisemitism

Presentation (by invitation of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

at the panel

‘Nationalist Trends in Central and Eastern Europe:
New Challenges Facing the Jewish Communities’

held at the Knesset, Jerusalem as part of the

Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism

Session chaired by Andrew Baker and Mark Levin

Reports in the Jerusalem Post (17 Dec) and Haaretz (25 Dec); image

 

 

Tuesday 15 December 2009 at 1 PM

Sheine Sideraite Yiddish Reading Circle (JCL)

 

 

Monday 14 December 2009 at 5 PM

Ashkenazic Civilization class (VYI)

 

 

Wednesday 9 December 2009 at 5 PM

Old Testament Introduction class (VYI)

 

 

Tuesday 8 December 2009 at 1 PM

Sheine Sideraite Yiddish Reading Circle (JCL)

 

 

Monday 7 December 2009 at 5 PM

Ashkenazic Civilization class (VYI)

 

 

Thursday 3 December 2009 at 6:30 PM

The Kaminski Rumpus in the UK and its Echoes:

The Prague Declaration and a new Far Right that Masquerades as the Center

Open University Lecture (in English)

at the Jewish Theater, Grzybowski Square 12/16, Warsaw

translation into Polish by Anna Szapert

under the auspices of the Shalom Foundation

 

 

Wednesday 2 December 2009 at 5 PM

Old Testament Introduction class (VYI)

 

 

Tuesday 1 December 2009 at 1 PM

Sheine Sideraite Yiddish Reading Circle (JCL)

 

 

 

 

November 2009

 

 

Monday 30 November 2009 at 5 PM

Ashkenazic Civilization class (VYI)

 

 

Sunday 29 November 2009 at 2 PM

Past, Present and Future of Yiddish

Lecture and discussion (in Yiddish):

at the Uilenburger Synagogue, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat, Amsterdam

under the auspices of Stichting Jiddisj

translation into Dutch by Justus van de Kamp

interview in NRC Handelsblad by Hilde Pach (3 Dec 2009)

 

 

Friday 27 November 2009

Launch of the column in Yiddish

on aspects of the Yiddish language

Kapítalakh yídish

(‘Chapters in Yiddish’)

 

in the

Algemeyner Zhurnal (New York)

First seven installments: 1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7

more details at Recent Publications

 

 

Thursday 26 November 2009 at 1 PM

Introduction, translation and commentary for a

Vilna Ghetto Walk led by Fania Yocheles Brantsovsky,

Librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute

 

FOR AMBASSADORS AND CHARGÉS D’AFFAIRES OF THE EMBASSIES OF

Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia

report on Holocaust in the Baltics (entry for 26 November 2009)

 

 

Wednesday 25 November 2009 at 5 PM

Old Testament Introduction class (VYI)

 

 

Tuesday 24 November 2009 at 1 PM

Sheine Sideraite Yiddish Reading Circle (JCL)

 

 

Monday 23 November 2009 at 5 PM

Ashkenazic Civilization class (VYI)

 

 

Wednesday 18 November 2009 at 5 PM

Old Testament Introduction class (VYI)

 

 

Tuesday 17 November 2009 at 1 PM

Sheine Sideraite Yiddish Reading Circle (JCL)

 

 

Monday 16 November 2009 at 5 PM

Ashkenazic Civilization class (VYI)

 

 

Sunday 15 November 2009 at 4 PM

Associated partner [not in attendance] in the

Reception for the Survivor Mitzvah Project

At 705 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, California

 

 

Wednesday 11 November 2009 at 5 PM

Old Testament Introduction class (VYI)

 

 

Tuesday 10 November 2009 at 3 PM

When Jewish Vilne (Vilnius)

was the Lone Opponent of

Hundreds of Towns in Jewish Poland and Ukraine

Lecture (in English) at the Polish-Lithuanian Academy

Institute of International Relations and Political Science

Vokiečių 10, Vilnius

 

 

Tuesday 10 November 2009 at 1 PM

Sheine Sideraite Yiddish Reading Circle (JCL)

 

 

Monday 9 November 2009 at 5 PM

Ashkenazic Civilization class (VYI)

 

 

Wednesday 4 November 2009 at 5 PM

Old Testament Introduction class (VYI)

 

 

Tuesday 3 November 2009 at 1 PM

Sheine Sideraite Yiddish Reading Circle (JCL)

 

 

Monday 2 November 2009 at 5 PM

Ashkenazic Civilization class (VYI)

 

 

 

 

October 2009

 

 

Wednesday 28 October 2009 at 5 PM

Old Testament Introduction class (VYI)

 

 

Tuesday 27 October 2009 at 1 PM

Sheine Sideraite Yiddish Reading Circle (JCL)

 

 

Monday 26 October 2009 at 5 PM

Ashkenazic Civilization class (VYI)

 

 

Wednesday 21 October 2009 at 5 PM

Old Testament Introduction class (VYI)

 

 

Tuesday 20 October 2009 at 1 PM

Sheine Sideraite Yiddish Reading Circle (JCL)

 

 

Monday 19 October 2009 at 5 PM

Ashkenazic Civilization class (VYI)

 

 

Thursday 15 October 2009 at 11:30 AM

interview by [actor-comedian / former Oxford student]

David Schneider

on his

My Yiddisher Mother Tongue

a BBC London Radio 4 program

 

 

Wednesday 14 October 2009 at 5 PM

Old Testament Introduction class (VYI)

 

 

Monday 12 October 2009 at 5 PM

Ashkenazic Civilization class (VYI)

 

Discussion Session

with a delegation from the

Network for Studies of National Socialism and the Holocaust

comprising

Jens-Christian Hansen, Niels Bjørk Pedersen, Prof. Ninon Schloss,

Prof. Therkel Stræde

(Dept of History & Civilization, University of Southern Denmark)

Coordinated by Regina Kopilevich

 

 

Wednesday 7 October 2009 at 5 PM

Old Testament Introduction class (VYI)

 

 

Monday 5 October 2009 at 5 PM

Ashkenazic Civilization class (VYI)

 

 

 

 

September 2009

 

 

Monday 15 September 2009 at 6 PM

Represented the Vilnius Yiddish Institute at the

Celebration of the Life of Sidney Corob

At the Royal College of Physicians, London

 

 

 

 

August 2009

 

 

Monday 24 August 2009 at 12 midday

participation in a reception at the

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

in honor of publication of

Raimondas Paknys, Isaac Zibuts et al,

The Sounds of Silence. Traces of Jewish Life in Lithuania

[cf below 12 May 2009]

 

 

Saturday 22 August 2009 at 8:30 PM

Welcoming reception hosted at residence

in honor of

Professor Sara Ginaite (University of Toronto)

attended by representatives of the United States and other embassies &

a representative of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

Thursday 20 August 2009 at 7 PM

Unofficial Summer Program Lecture (in English):

How do we Work for the Future of Yiddish?

(residence of Larry Mandel)

 

 

Wednesday 19 August 2009 at 6 PM

Unofficial Summer Program Lecture (in Yiddish):

The Holocaust Obfuscation Movement in Europe

(residence of Dovid Katz; organized by Professor Abraham Lichtenbaum and Adalbert Wagner)

 

 

Monday 17 August 2009 at 6 PM

Unofficial Summer Program Lecture (in English):

The Project to Delete the Holocaust

from European History

(residence of Daniel Nemenyi and Martina Ravagnan)

 

 

Friday 14 August 2009 8:30 PM

Radio interview broadcast

Wie der Antisemitismus in Vilnius neue Blüten treibt

on the program

Schabat Schalom

on the

Das Magazin aus  jüdischen Leben

interviewed by

Anat Kalman

 

 

Monday 10 August 2009 at 6 PM

Unofficial Summer Program Lecture (in English):

Exposing the Holocaust Obfuscation Movement

 (residence of Dovid Katz; organized by Dr Shimon Samuels, Dr Ilya Levin and Adalbert Wagner)

 

 

Sunday 9 August 2009 at 8:15 PM

Radio interview broadcast (in Yiddish and Ashkenazic Hebrew)

on the program

Naye Khvalyes (Warsaw)

interviewed by

Katka Mazurczak

 

 

 

 

July 2009

 

 

19 — 31 July 2009

Founding Director and Lead Instructor:

The Jewish Lithuania Program

a self-contained two-week program within the 2009

Summer Literary Seminar in Vilnius, Lithuania

sessions held at JCL

under the auspices of SLS directed by Prof. Mikhail Iossel

 

 

6 — 12 July 2009

Series of Advanced Yiddish workshops (in Yiddish)

and four lectures (in English)

at the

Seventh Annual Summer Language Seminar in Śródborów, Poland:

 

I   The Past, Present and Future of Yiddish

II   Holocaust Obfuscation from the Baltics to Brussels

III   The Litvaks and Litvish

IV   Expeditions to the Last Prewar Yiddish Speakers

 

under the auspices of the Shalom Foundation

 

 

Thursday 2 July 2009 at 8 PM

Farewell reception hosted

in honor of the Ambassador of Austria in Lithuania

HE Andrea Wicke and Mr Wenzi Wicke-Dermendjiev

 

 

 

 

Courses Feb—June 2009

 

 

Ashkenazic Civilization (VYI)

Introduction to the Old Testament (VYI)

Sheine Sideraite Yiddish Reading Circle (JCL)

 

 

 

 

June 2009

 

 

Tuesday 23 June 2009 at 10 AM

The Baltic Project to Delete the Holocaust from European History. Observations from Lithuania

Lecture and power point presentation (in English) at the

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 13 Tel Hai Street, Jerusalem

Chaired by Manfred Gerstenfeld and Efraim Zuroff

Twelfth lecture of the Eighth Herbert Berman Memorial Series

Synopsis at the JCPA site

 

 

Friday 19 June 2009 at 12 midday

Rachel Margolis and the Defense of History

Lecture (in Yiddish)

and presentation of a certificate of recognition from the British House of Lords issued by Lord Janner of Braunstone

at Leivick House, Rechov Dov Hoz 30, Tel Aviv

at the event to honor

Dr Rachel Margolis

under the auspices of the

Association of Yiddish Writers and Journalists in Israel

Chaired by Daniel Galay

Reports at the Leivick House website; at holocaustinthebaltics.com

 

 

Friday 12 June 2009 at 5 PM

Convener and Moderator of the Seminar Series

at the Jewish Community of Lithuania, Pylimo 4, Vilnius

Who are the Karaites REALLY?

by Professor Stefan Schreiner

(Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany)

 

 

Tuesday 9 June 2009 at 5 PM

Convener and Moderator of the Seminar Series

at the Jewish Community of Lithuania, Pylimo 4, Vilnius

Isaiah Berlin: Baltic Jew?

by Professor Evan Zimroth

(Associate Director, Center for Jewish Studies, Queens College, CCNY)

 

attended by HE Chen Ivri Apter, Ambassador of Israel to Latvia and Lithuania and HE Darius Degutis, Ambassador of Lithuania to Israel

 

 

 

 

May 2009

 

 

Friday 22 May 2009 at 5 PM

Convener and Moderator of the Seminar Series

at the Jewish Community of Lithuania, Pylimo 4, Vilnius

What is Modern Jewish Philosophy?

by Professor Richard Cohen

(Director, Institute of Jewish Thought and Heritage, SUNY Buffalo)

 

 

Friday 15 May 2009 at 8 PM

Reception hosted at Vilnius residence in honor of the

European Parliament candidacy of

Professor Leonidas Donskis

Professor of Political Science & Philosophy, and

Director of the Political Science and Diplomacy School

at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas

 

 

Tuesday 12 May 2009 at 6 PM

Address at the book launch of

The Sounds of Silence. Traces of Jewish Life in Lithuania

at the Rotušė (Vilnius Old Town Hall, Didžioji 31)

Translation of Rotušė speech into Lithuanian by Birutė Ušinskaitė

Event addressed also by HE Ambassador Simon Butt (UK), Pranas Morkus, Raimondas Paknys, Professor Irena Veisaitė, Isaac Zibuts

text of speech here

 

 

April 2009

 

 

Tuesday 21 April 2009 at 12 midday

Participation in the Lithuania bookstand presentation at

The London Book Fair

Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London

joint appearance with

Daiva Parulskiene, Lithuanian cultural attaché in London

 

 

Monday 20 April 2009 at 6:45 PM

New Incarnations of Three Old Demons:

Holocaust Denial, Antisemitism and the ‘New Cold War’

Lecture and power point presentation (in English)

in the Gustave Tuck Theatre, University College London

Reception at 6:15 PM in the UCL Terrace Restaurant,

Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

in the lecture series of the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL

Chaired by Professor Ada Rapoport-Albert

report at the VYI site

 

 

Saturday 4 April 2009 at 8 PM

Reception hosted at Vilnius residence

in honor of the visit to Lithuania of

Sir Martin Gilbert and Mrs Esther Gilbert

 

 

 

 

February 2009

 

 

Monday 2 February 2009

Publication of

Seven Kingdoms of the Litvaks

by the

International Cultural Program Center

at the

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

in cooperation with the

Vilnius Yiddish Institute

 

 

 

 

December 2008

 

 

5, 6 and 7 December 2008

Scholar in Residence at Temple Beth Tikvah
4550 Jog Road, Greenacres, Florida

Presentations on:

The Elderly Jewish Survivors of Eastern Europe

What Yiddish means for our Generation

Antisemitism and a New Holocaust Denial in Eastern Europe

Chaired by Rabbi Howard M. Shub

Coordinated by Sara Klompus

Report by Shani McManus in the Jewish Journal (16 Dec 2008)

 

 

 

 

November 2008

 

 

Wednesday 26 November 2008 at 12 midday

Crossroads: Antisemitism, Holocaust Obfuscation and Restitution Issues

Lunch time talk at the offices of the

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in New York City

Chaired by Herbert Block

 

 

Tuesday 25 November 2008 at 12 midday

Holocaust Denial and the ‘New Cold War’

Lecture and power point presentation at Rutgers University

cosponsored by the Department of History and the Bildner Center

at Van Dyck 301, 16 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, New Jersey

notice at the Rutgers School of Arts & Sciences site

Chaired by Professor Steven Lawson

 

 

Monday 24 November 2008 at 7:30 PM

The New Face of Holocaust Denial

Lecture and power point presentation (in English)

at the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

at Penn Hillel, Steinhardt Hall, 215 South 39th Street, Philadelphia

Synopsis at the Germanic Languages and Jewish Studies sites

Chaired by Dr Kathryn Hellerstein

Coordinated by Professor Joe Turow

 

 

Friday 21 November 2008 at 11 AM

The Holocaust Obfuscation movement in Eastern Europe

Lecture and power point presentation (in English)

at Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana

Chaired by Professor Jeffrey Veidlinger

 

 

Thursday 20 November 2008 at 8 PM

The Future of Yiddish

Lecture with brief video presentation (in English)

at Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana

Chaired by Professor Dov-Ber Kerler and Professor Jeffrey Veidlinger

 

 

Monday 10 November 2008 at 8 PM

The New Antisemitism in Eastern Europe

Lecture and power point presentation (in English)

at the Kristallnacht Commemoration

at Bangor University, North Wales, UK

Chaired by Dr Deirdre Burke

 

 

 

 

October 2008

 

 

Wednesday 1 October 2008

Publication of

Windows to a Lost Jewish Past:

Vilna Book Stamps

published by

Versus Aureus (Vilnius)

information on the book