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The Influence of the Holocaust on the Work of the Postwar Generation of Writers in Bessarabia

"Authors Talk" supported by the Dorit & Gerald Paul Program in Jewish Culture and the Arts

Boris Sandler

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
4:00 pm
Walnut Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Silencing and covering up of the Holocaust tragedy in the Soviet Union, on the one hand, and the participation of Jews in the struggle against fascism, on the other, led to the emergence of so-called "right to silence." The post-war Jewish generation learned this truth from their parents who survived the horrors of the extermination, in the ghettos and camps, and at the frontier. Later, these impressions about heard as a child, are reflected in their work. 

Boris Sandler, a famous Jewish prose writer, was born in 1950 in Beltz (Bessarabia). He graduated from the Music Conservatory in Kishenev in 1975 and.played violin in the Moldovian Symphony Orchestra. In 1983 he received the highest degree in literature from the Literary Institute (Academy) in Moscow. Sandler is the author of sixteen books of poetry and fiction and the author of 13 documentary films. In 1992, Boris Sandler repatriated to Israel, where he worked at the Hebrew University (Jerusalem). He was the editor of the children's magazine "Kind un Keyt." His works have been translated into Russian, English, French, German, Hebrew and Rumanian. Sander was editor-in-chief of Forverts from 1998-2016.Dr. Sandler's visit is connected with the presentation of his book RED SHOES FOR RACHEL: THREE NOVELLAS AND A SHORT STORY.

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