Memorial for 12 August 1952 Victims: Gennady Estraikh, Iosif Lakhman

Jul 30, 201562 minutes


From our archives, Iosif Lakhman's 2008 presentation of both historical overview and personal perspective on the events of 12 August 1952, often referred to as the "Night of the Murdered Poets". Gennady Estraikh's 2012 interview goes into facts and misunderstandings about the 12 August 1952, as well discussing this history of the observance of this event in Jewish, especially Yiddish, cultural circles, as well as the future of such observances.



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