19 2019

UM Frankel Center Event: Yiddish in Poland

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

Thayer Building 202 S. Thayer
Room 2022
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Frankel Institute Panel: Yiddish in Poland: Past, Present, and Future

Frankel Institute Fellows: Karolina Szymaniak

Guest Scholars: Genevieve Zubrzycki, Benjamin Paloff

Poland has witnessed a resurgence of interest in things Jewish, including a renewed attention to the history and culture of Yiddish. This trend is visible in the creation of new museums and institutes, a newfound interest in Klezmer music, new translation initiatives, and new understandings of the place and politics of Yiddish in Polish history. This panel will explore various facets of this phenomenon, offering insights and raising questions about the implications of the “Yiddish turn” in Poland today.