Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?) a film screening at Edmond Town Hall – November 2nd at 7pmPosted on
Thursday, November 2nd, 7 pm at Edmond Town Hall an exclusive screening of the film Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?) a documentary about the Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever.
Attempting to better understand her grandfather Avrom Sutzkever, Israeli actress Hadas Kalderon travels to Lithuania, using her grandfather’s diary to trace his early life in Vilna and his survival of the Holocaust. Sutzkever (1913–2010) was an acclaimed Yiddish poet—described by the New York Times as the “greatest poet of the Holocaust”—whose verse drew on his youth in Siberia and Vilna, his spiritual and material resistance during World War II, and his post-war life in the State of Israel. Kalderon, whose native language is Hebrew and must rely on translation of her grandfather’s work, is nevertheless determined to connect with what remains of the poet’s bygone world and confront the personal responsibility of preserving her grandfather’s literary legacy.
Woven into the documentary are family home videos, newly recorded interviews, and archival recordings, including Sutzkever’s testimony at the Nuremberg Trial. Recitation of his poetry and personal reflections on resisting Nazi forces as a partisan fighter reveal how Sutzkever tried to make sense of the Holocaust and its aftermath. As Kalderon strives to reconstruct the stories told by her grandfather, the film examines the limits of language, geography, and time.
This event will include an in-person Q and A with the director!
This event is FREE to the public. Space is limited. Registration required
For more information or to register, scan the QR code or visit chboothlibrary.org.
This programs is made possible by a generous grant from The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library.