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When I Grow Up: The Lost Autobiographies of Six Yiddish Teens, with Ken Krimstein
Sunday, April 3, 2-3pm Pacific Time (Please confirm your local time)
In the 1930s , the Vilna-based institution YIVO (now in New York) sponsored contests soliciting autobiographical submissions from young people between the ages of 13 and 21. The prizes were scheduled to be announced on September 1, 1939, but this turned out to be the day when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. The contest was scrapped, and the entries were presumed to have been destroyed during World War II. Then in 2017, they were among a massive number of documents that were found hidden in the basement of a decommissioned church. Ken Krimstein will tell the story of these essays.
A free presentation by the Jewish Community Library. Co-presented by KlezCalifornia.
More information about the subject and speaker plus registration at Jewish Community Library.