Grigory Kanovich event . New London Synagogue Wednesday 12 June #lithuania

Saul Issroff

The Lithuanian Jewish community and the Spiro Ark are presenting the
celebration of the life and work of Lithuanian bestselling Grigory
KANOVICH. on Wednesday 12 June

Grigory Kanovich, one of the most prominent modern Jewish writers,
was born in Lithuania on 18 June 1929. To celebrate his 90th year
and the publication of his second book, Devilspel (Noir Press,
English) the Lithuanian Jewish Community and The Spiro Ark are presenting
"A Letter >from The Past", a collection of Yiddish songs performed by
Lithuanian tenor Rafailas Karpis and pianist Darius Mazintas. The
performance portrays a vivid picture of early 20th century Europe
and the social problems, cultural peculiarities, experiences, feelings
and personal tragedies of that epoch.

A discussion by experts on Grigory Kanovich and writing >from Lithuania
will follow.

Professor Antony Polonsky author, historian and Professor Emeritus of
Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University, Faina Kuklianksy, Chair of
the Lithuanian Jewish Community and the award- winning Lithuanian
author Dr Kristina Sabaliauskaite. This will be chaired by journalist
and broadcaster Max Easterman. This musical and literary extravaganza
will be held >from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm prompt start on Wednesday 12
June 2019 at the New London Synagogue, 33 Abbey Road, London NW8 0AT.

Tickets are available online now via at 15 pounds
which include kosher refreshments. A cash only bookstall will be held
in the synagogue where books by the panelists will be available for sale.

Saul Issroff

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