7:30 pm; Green Room Theatre
Jewlia Eisenberg and David Shneer
"a project incubated by Yiddishkayt and the CU Bolder Louis P. Singer Fund
In 1934, at 22 years of age and one year after Hitler came to power in Nazi
Germany, Lin Jaldati, the stage name for Rebekka Brilleslijper, gave her first
performance of Yiddish song and dance for the immigrant Jewish community of
her native Amsterdam. In 1988, one year before the Berlin Wall fell, she gave her
final concert in that city divided by the Cold War as part of East Germany’s new
avant-garde festival, The Days of Yiddish Culture. Two parts passionate music,
one part stunning images, one part inspiring story, Lin Jaldati: Art is My Weapon
tells the life and work of this remarkable woman.
Sponsored by the DeRoy Scholar in Residence, the Holocaust Remembrance Committee, The Judaic Studies Department; The Department of Italian; and the Music Department.