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Continuing Our Traditions

On August 11 a traditional requiem event dedicated to the memory of shot by Stalinist regime leading Yiddish writers, poets, and actors took place at the KJJC. The tragic event of 1952 became a culmination of a wide and well planned Anti-Semitic campaign in the beginning of 1950s. 

Almost 70 people from the JCC literature and family clubs, other KJJC organizations, invited guests gathered for an intensive and highly emotional program where - as it rarely happens now - songs and poems in Yiddish reigned. One of the central points in the program became a unique report by Olga Tikhovskaya, born in Kishinev and now living in Moscow, culture expert, translator, investigator who presented materials about Leib Kvitko’s (one of the victims) life, creative woks and unedited art.

Daria Fane, former US Embassy in Moldova Economic and Political Dpt. Head, and Rav Reuven Schlenker with their grew up boys became special guests of the event who presented at the end a buffet for the audience.

“Such kind of programs makes us go back to our history and look at our future at once”, said Eugen, one of the participants. “They unite us and give an additional stimulus to create, to struggle with Anti-Semitism, to live…”