9 2021

Guest Lecture on Post-Holocaust Hebrew and Polish Poetry (CJS/UW-Madison)

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Center for Jewish Studies via Zoom

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The Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies presents a lecture in honor of Rachel Feldhay Brenner z”l

“Post-Holocaust Hebrew and Polish Poetry, and Some Lessons it Holds for the Post-Holocaust World”
Shosana Ronen (University of Warsaw)

Tuesday, November 9
2:00 pm (U.S. Central Time)
To be held virtually, via Zoom

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In this lecture, Prof. Ronen will discuss two poets whose poetry deals and struggles with the Holocaust and its consequences in the post-Holocaust world: Hebrew poet Avot Yeshurun (1904-1992) and Polish poet Tadeusz Rózewicz (1921-2014). Yeshurun was born in Poland but immigrated to Palestine in 1925. Rózewicz (1921-2014), who had a hidden Jewish background, fought the Nazis as a member of the Polish resistance. Despite their differing experiences and identities, Rózewicz and Yeshurun both had broader perspectives that illuminate our world today.

SHOSHANA RONEN is a professor at the University of Warsaw and head of the Hebrew Studies Department. She is interested in modern Hebrew literature, Jewish thought, and modern philosophy. Her recent works include "A Prophet of Consolation on the Threshold of Destruction: Yehoshua Ozjasz Thon, an Intellectual Portrait" (2015) and "Polin – A Land of Forests and Rivers: Images of Poland and Poles in Contemporary Hebrew Literature in Israel" (2007).

Sponsor: Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies (UW-Madison)