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Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who will remain?) Yiddish Film Event

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 23 Cheshvan 5784

7:00 PM - 9:15 PMCongregation Kol Emeth

Following the screening there will be a question-and-answer session with filmmakers, Christa Whitney, director of the Wexler Oral History Project at the Yiddish Book Center, and co-director of Ver Vet Blaybn? and Emily Felder, editor and co-director of Ver Vet Blaybn?


The discussion will be moderated by Eitan Kensky, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections at Stanford University.


The evening will include klezmer entertainment, refreshments, and dessert.


Registration is complimentary, prior registration is required.

Film Synopsis:
Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?) follows Israeli actress Hadas Kalderon’s journey to better understand her grandfather, Avrom Sutzkever (1913–2010), who was described by the New York Times as the “greatest poet of the Holocaust.” As Kalderon strives to reconstruct the stories told by her grandfather, the film examines the limits of language, geography, and time. 

“Who Will Remain? is that rare documentary that soars above the power of its subject matter…” —Larry Hott, co-founder, Florentine Films, twice Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker


Wexler Oral History Project:
Funded by Deborah and Peter Wexler

Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 1,200 in- depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture. The collection houses interviews with native Yiddish speakers, world-renowned klezmer musicians, community elders, descendants of Yiddish writers, students, and more. The interviews are focused life histories, covering family background, involvement with Yiddish language and culture, Jewish identity, and the transmission of culture and values across generations and communities. The interviews in our growing collection are conducted in Yiddish, English, and other languages with narrators of all ages from a variety of backgrounds

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