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Kristallnacht Commemoration: Reading by Vladimir Vertlib, Chamisso Prize Winner
November 7, 2013 5:30 PM
In Commemoration of Kristallnacht: Reading by Chamisso Prize Winner, Vladimir Vertlib
Born in Leningrad to Russian-Jewish parents who were members of an illegal Zionist organization, Vertlib emigrated with his family In 1971, spending time in Israel, the Netherlands, the USA, Italy, and ultimately, Austria. His realistic narratives and clear, unpretentious language tell the history of 20th century Russian Jews through individual stories.
Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Jewish Studies Program, Germanic Languages & Literatures Department, and Slavic Languages & Literatures Department.