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Yiddish and Hebrew Little Magazines in the Weimar Republic

General: Free

In this talk, Barbara Mann will discuss the "little magazine," a staple of modernist Jewish culture which flourished in the Weimar Republic. The little magazine is a distinctively portable and collaborative genre, an appropriate venue for the migrant, cosmopolitan mix of Berlin’s interwar Jewish population. Each issue blended poetry, manifestos and visual arts to create a unique form of cultural expression. Mann will explore the publishing history of Yiddish and Hebrew little magazines, their content, physical features, and readership.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Co-sponsored by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and the Leo Baeck Institute. This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice festival.

Please note this is an online event.

About the Speaker


Barbara E. Mann is the inaugural holder of the Stephen H. Hoffman Professorship in Modern Hebrew Language and Literature at Case Western Reserve University. She is the author of A Place in History: Modernism, Tel Aviv and the Creation of Jewish Urban Space (Stanford, 2006) and Space and Place in Jewish Studies (Rutgers, 2012)