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Singing and Laughing Against Hitler: Lost and Found Soviet Jewish Songs of World War II. Psoy Korolenko (New Jersey-Moscow) and historian Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto) English translations: Tova Benjamin (New York University).

2019 Goldblatt Lecture in Jewish Studies

The Department of Religious Studies and the Socrates Project recently hosted a remarkable 2019 Goldblatt Lecture with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko (New Jersey-Moscow) and historian Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto).

Dec 13, 2019

The Department of Religious Studies and the Socrates Project recently hosted a remarkable 2019 Goldblatt Lecture with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko (New Jersey-Moscow) and historian Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto) who brought to life Yiddish satirical songs of World War II.  The songs told stories of how Soviet Jews lived and died under the German occupation, using humour to document and ridicule Nazi atrocities, while keeping up their spirits as they fought in the Red Army and worked on the home front.