The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Past Events

Past Events
Nov 1, 2016
Psoy Korolenko Anna Shternshis

Last Yiddish Heroes: Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews during World War II

National Yiddish Book Center Auditorium
6:30 pm

During and just after World War II, folklorist Moshe Beregovsky and the Kiev Cabinet for Jewish Culture collected original Yiddish songs written by Soviet Jews. But in 1949, the Soviet government confiscated and hid away the songs. In this all-new concert and lecture program, singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko and historian Anna Shternshis bring these lost Yiddish songs to life and share the incredible stories behind these treasures.

Oct 5, 2016
The Making of the Secular Witness - Title Slide

The Making of the Secular Witness, 1921 to the Present


5:00 pm

Lecture and Reception to Follow. Information is forthcoming....
Sep 21, 2016
Kathleen Brown-Perez

Defined Out of Existence: The U.S. Government's Continuing Attempt to Remove and Replace American Indians


(All day)

From first contact, those who arrived in what is now known as the United States have used diverse methods to decrease the number of peoples indigenous to the land. First, physical elimination via...
Jul 29, 2016
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New England Holocaust Educators Network Satellite Seminar


(All day)

Please e-mail lcurtis@complit.umass.edu for more information.
Mar 21, 2016
Leah Garrett

How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel


(All day)

Although Jews were only 3.5 percent of the American population in the 1950s, in their war literature they created the template through which Americans saw World War II.  For instance, nearly all of...
Oct 20, 2015
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Under Strange Skies: Discussion with filmmaker Daniel Blaufuks


(All day)

Daniel Blaufuks, born in Lisbon, 1963, is a Portuguese photographer, the grandson of Polish and German Ashkenazi Jews who moved to Portugal in the late 1920s and 1930s. He moved to Germany in 1976...