THURSDAY, March 10, 1PM (CT) ON ZOOM
Oksana Shcherba will discuss the first volume of S. An-ski’s “The Jewish Destruction in Poland, Galicia, and Bukovina, from a 1914-1917 Diary,” published posthumously in Warsaw, Poland. She will examine reports on the rise of antisemitic legends throughout Polish territories under Russian occupation during WWI and the Jewish response articulated through legends and messianic tales.
Shcherba is an independent researcher and Yiddish translator from Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a graduate of the University of Haifa in the Weiss Livnat Program in Holocaust Studies. Oksana has translated a number of works of Jewish authors into Ukrainian, among them Mendel Osherovich, S. An-ski, Sholem Aleichem, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. She also participated in a number of projects dedicated to Yiddish revival in Ukraine, such as translation and research on Yiddish folk songs, collected in Transnistria region during Moisei Berehovski expedition in 1944-1945, for the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.
Sponsored by the Yiddish Fund and Comparative Literature Dept.