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Yiddish Book Center

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1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 256.4900 www.yiddishbookcenter.org/
The Yiddish Book Center is located on the grounds of “Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.” Once you arrive on campus, follow signs to the Yiddish Book Center.
The world’s first Yiddish museum, the Yiddish Book Center is home to permanent and visiting exhibits; two performance halls with a year-round schedule of educational programs, concerts (including the annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music), films, and events; an English-language bookstore; and a million Yiddish books. It is a 2014 recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community. The Yiddish Book Center is a non-profit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

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July 2019

Yiddish Book Center, Talk

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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The Posthumous Landscape: Jewish Historical Sites in Poland and Western Ukraine Toronto-based architectural photographer, David Kaufman, has made nine trips to Poland and western Ukraine to photograph the remnants of Jewish life that remain following the destruction of local Jewish communities under the Nazis and in the Soviet era. Kaufman's large scale, highly detailed images of synagogues and cemeteries, architecture and streetscapes, are a testament to the rich, varied lives led by Jews in cities and towns over centuries and…

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Yiddish Book Center, a Film

July 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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"Persona Non Grata" Chiune Sugihara is a Japanese diplomat posted in Lithuania. He is also a world-class spy. In Lithuania he and his partner, Pesh, gather intelligence on European affairs. As WWII begins and Germany invades Poland, hordes of Jewish refugees flee to Lithuania. In search of transit visas, they turn to Sugihara who is torn between his loyalty to his country and his loyalty to mankind. Japan, Poland, USA, 2015, 139 mins., directed by Cellin Gluck, English, Japanese with…

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