Yiddish Lectures at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

On March 9, 2023, during his visit to Ukraine, the Israeli poet and literary critic Dr. Velvl Chernin delivered lectures on the history of Yiddish literature and on renowned Jewish writers and poets associated with Ukraine. The lectures took part an the Kiev Center for the Studies of History and Culture of East European Jewry, which operates within the structure of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. A particular attention was paid to the problems of translating literature from Yiddish into Ukrainian.

Training specialists in this field is one of the center’s areas of activity. Thanks to these efforts, a number of literary translations from Yiddish into Ukrainian have appeared in recent years. That includes books published by the Kiev publishing house Duh i Litera. Yiddish to Ukrainian translations have also been published in the literary magazine Yehupetz.