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American Folklife Center Symposium on Yiddish Radio
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9/6/2012 to 9/7/2012
When: 9/6/2012
Where: Library of Congress
Washington, District of Columbia 
United States
Contact: Nancy Groce

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To mark its recent acquisition of the Henry Sapoznik Collection of historic Yiddish radio broadcasts from the 1920s through the 1950s, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will present a free public symposium on "The Stations That Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance." Leading Yiddish language and culture experts will join media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address various aspects of Yiddish-American radio, including its cultural impact and its continued legacy. The event, presented in collaboration with the Hebraic Section of the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division, takes place September 6-7, 2012, at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The symposium is free of charge, but because of limited space registration is recommended.


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