Film screening: Black Honey. The life and poetry of Abraham Sutzkever. 29.01. 2019, at 7:30 pm. Berlin, Hacksche Höfe.

The poet, writer and partisan fighter Abraham Sutzkever states that poetry saved his life when he endured the horror that was life in the Vilna Ghetto. After the murder of both his infant son and his mother, Sutzkever and his wife escaped into the forests outside of Vilna, met other partisan fighters and joined the resistance against the Nazis. He survived the Holocaust, was a witness to the prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials, and later emigrated to Palestine. There he founded a Yiddish language poetry journal and continued to write poetry.

In honor of Yom Ha Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and in conjunction with the Jewish Film Festival in Berlin/Brandenburg, the Centrum Judaicum will show Uri Barbach’s film, Black Honey. The film screening will be followed by a discussion between Nicola Galliner of the Jewish Film Festival Berlin and Dr. Anja Siegemund, Director of Centrum Judaicum.

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