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Season 2007 Episode 0905

Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland

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Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust with Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett.Mayer Kirshenblatt grew up in Apt, Poland, and immigrated to Toronto in 1934. Through conversations and interviews with his daughter, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, the acclaimed Yiddish anthropologist, Mayer recreated in remarkable detail a Jewish life in a small Polish city before the Holocaust.In 1990, at the age of 74, Mayer taught himself to paint and has since been illustrating the stories of his hometown. The result of this rare intergenerational collaboration between father and daughter is "They Called Me Mayer July", a book and major art exhibition - Judah L. Magnes MuseumThe exhibition will be on view at the Judah L. Magnes Museum from September 2007 through January 2008.moreless
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