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Commemorating 75 Years since VE Day

Past Sessions
Sunday, 10 May, 2020 16 Iyyar 5780 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Zoom
Friday, 8 May, 2020 14 Iyyar 5780 - 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM - Zoom
Friday, 8 May, 2020 14 Iyyar 5780 - 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Zoom

Friday 8th May 11.30am

Commemorating VE Day with our own community
  • Introduction – Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
  • ‘I served in the 2nd World War’ - Sidney Lightman
  • VE Day in the UK – Professor Colin Shindler
  • My father Rabbi Isaac Levy, Senior Chaplain to His Majesty’s Forces – John Levy
  • My parent was in the forces: Nicholas Brill, Linda Samuels
  • "We'll Meet Again" - Dame Vera Lynn
  • My parent was in the forces (cont’d): Basil Samuels, Marion Davies
  • "I’m going to get lit up" - Carroll Gibbons
  • The American experience – Rabbi Daniella Kolodny
  • A haunting memorial to US servicemen in the Scottish Highlands – Nicola Solomon
  • Closing prayer

Friday 8th May before Kabbalat Shabbat at 4.45pm

Robert Chandler: Vasily Grossman’s journalism and fiction: from Stalingrad to Treblinka and Berlin.

Robert Chandler's translations from Russian include many works by Alexander Pushkin, Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov. He has also compiled three anthologies for Penguin Classics: of Russian short stories, of Russian magic tales and, with Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski, The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry. He is a co-translator of three volumes of memoirs and stories by Teffi and has published a short biography of Pushkin.  Teaching is increasingly important to him, and he runs a monthly translation workshop at Pushkin House (Bloomsbury).

Sunday 10th May at 6.30pm

Sebastian Cox OBE, Head of the Air Historical Branch (AHB) of the Royal Air Force: Not over by Christmas: January 1945 - VE Day.

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