Jewish Children’s Literature in Russian and Yiddish
Hosted By: YIVO
Join scholars, archivists, and curators to explore the rich world of Jewish children’s literature in pre-WWII Europe. This webinar outlines the contours of this body of work and discusses its features through the collections of the Bodleian Library and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Scholar Miriam Udel (Emory) speaks about children’s literature written in Yiddish which flourished in the early 20th century as a variety of new Yiddish language school systems educated a generation of Jewish children in Yiddish. Scholar Catriona Kelly (Oxford) presents work by important Russian Jewish authors and illustrators in the Bodleian Library’s Opie Collection, including Samuil Marshak, Natalia Sats, Nina Simonovich-Efimova, and David Shterenberg. YIVO’s Director of Archives Stefanie Halpern and the Bodleian’s Curator César Merchan-Hamann will close the program by showing colorful and handsomely illustrated examples from the two collections.
Presented on Zoom. Co-presented by YIVO and the Bodleian Library.
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