Unresolved History: Jews & Lithuanians after the Holocaust
Live Simulcast at UIC | Esteemed Panel to Discuss Lithuanian-Jewish Relations
**EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER in NY ** We regret to inform our guests of this last-minute cancellation. |
PLEASE NOTE: This Panel may be rescheduled to take place at YIVO in NY on Friday, Feb. 14th, but without simulcast.
Thursday, Feb. 13th, 2014 | 5:30 pm Reception | Daley Library on UIC Campus | 801 S. Morgan
Before World War II Lithuania was home to 250,000 Jews. During the Holocaust, over ninety percent of Lithuanian Jewry was killed, and today there are roughly 5,000 Jews in Lithuania.
Join European Union Parliament Member, Leonidas Donskis, and award-winning Lithuanian poet and political dissident Tomas Venclova to discuss critical issues facing the Jewish community in Lithuania today, the controversies surrounding the mainstream perception of the Holocaust in Lithuania, and the nature of the reparations awarded to Lithuanian Holocaust survivors in 2013. How will Lithuania come to terms with its past? This esteemed roundtable includes Leonidas Donskis, Tomas Venclova, Faina Kukliansky, Chair of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, eminent historian Saulius Sužiedėlis, Millersville University, and Mikhail Iossel, Moderator, of Concordia University and SLS/Summer Literary Seminars.
Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States, Žygimantas Pavilionis, and former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania, Anne E. Derse, will offer introductory remarks.
This program is made possible with support of the Lithuanian Consulates General in New York and Chicago, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, and additional support by Michael Traison. It is co-sponsored by Tablet Magazine, SLS/Summer Literary Seminars, and the University of Illinois at Chicago Dept. of Slavic and Baltic Languages & Literatures.