Film/Public Viewing, Literatur/Performance

Literature & Film – Memoring Pogrom Nights

Ghetto police escorting residents for deportation, 1942-1944.(Photo: Henryk Ross © Art Gallery of Ontario/Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Irmi Horn is reading “Suite française” by Irène Némirovsky (translation Eva Moldenhauer)and comparing to the film.


Irène Némirovsky (French: [iʁɛn nemiʁɔfski]; 24 February 1903 – 17 August 1942) was a novelist of Ukrainian Jewish origin born in Kiev Ukraine under the Russian Empire; she lived more than half her life in France and wrote in French, but was denied French citizenship. Arrested as a Jew under the racial laws – which did not take into account her conversion to Roman Catholicism – she died at Auschwitz at the age of 39. Successful in her day, she is now best known for the posthumously published Suite française.


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