Ray D. Wolfe Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies Lecture
Miriam Schulz (University of Toronto)
"Soviet Yiddish Antifascism: A History of Radical Solidarity"
In the summer months of 1943, the first ever Soviet Yiddish delegation made their way to North America. The delegates left a lasting, if still unacknowledged, impression in America on discussions on the unfolding catastrophe that we came to call the Holocaust. They did argue from their Jewish-particular positionality but they did so for the sake of moving Jewish culture away from a parochial stance in view of a class-based unity between all oppressed peoples. Can we perhaps return, the lecture wonders, to this moment in 1943 to reorient our understanding of the relations of capitalism, fascism, and racism, Jewishness, socialism, and internationalism?
Miriam Schulz holds a Ph.D. in Yiddish Studies from Columbia University. She currently works as the Ray D. Wolfe Postdoctoral Fellow at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. She is the co-founder of the EU-funded project "We Refugees. Digital Archive on Refugeedom, Past and Present" (https://en.we-refugees-archive.org/ )
This lecture will be delivered on Zoom. To attend, please click THIS LINK at 4pm on Monday, February 28th, 2022.