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Jewish Life in Bulgaria
CONGREGATION MIKVEH ISRAEL
20 Adar II 5774 ~ March 22, 2014
Service 9:00 A.M.
We will welcome our speaker
Dr. JOSEPH BENATOV
Joseph Benatov holds a doctorate in comparative literature and literary theory from the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation is entitled "Looking in the Iron Mirror: Eastern Europe in the American Imaginary, 1958-2001." He has also written on Jewish identity politics in Philip Roth's early fiction; the sensationalism of U.S. representations of life behind the Iron Curtain; and competing national narratives of the saving of the Bulgarian Jews during World War II. Dr. Benatov has taught Hebrew for a number of years and has also translated Israeli poetry and drama, including a play by Hanoch Levin, staged to wide acclaim in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Topic: Jewish Life in Bulgaria
A historical overview of the facts surrounding the deportation of
11,400 Jews from occupied territories in Northern Greece and Yugoslavia
and the successful resistance of German pressures to deport the 50,000 Bulgarian Jews.
Everyone is welcome