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The University of Southampton
The Parkes Institute

Shades of Jewish Soviet Life Event

4 May 2016
Room 3019, Building 34 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Claire Le Foll at .

Event details

International Workshop Parkes Institute/University of Southampton

Event Programme: Chair: Dr James Jordan

9.45: Welcome

10:00 – 12:30: pre-war period

Claire Le Foll (University of Southampton), Illustration of Yiddish books.

Valérie Pozner (CNRS, Paris), The campaign against anti-Semitism in Soviet films.

Sacha Ivanov (Petersburg Judaica), Representation of the Jewish Agricultural Colonization

in Soviet Photojournalism, 1920s – 1930s.

Discussion: the creation of a Jewish-Soviet visual culture

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:30: post-war period

Jeremy Hicks (Queen Mary), The treatment of the Holocaust in Soviet compilation documentaries 1965–1980

Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University), Soviet Russia as Escape Route from the Holocaust

Alla Sokolova (Petersburg Judaica), Shtetl Houses as Monuments of Jewish Old Time in Post-Soviet Cinema and in Reality

Discussion: Re-reading of the past

16:30 - 16:50 Coffee break

16:50 – 17:30 Round table

18:00-20:00 Screening of The Return of Nathan Becker (Shpis, 1932) Venue: Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BF

Introduced by Valérie Pozner.

There is a limited number of places for the workshop. If you want to attend, please register with Claire Le Foll ( by 15th April 2016.

Everybody’s welcome at the screening!

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