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Olga Gershenson

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Olga Gershenson has been Jewish in Russia, Russian in Israel, and finally became an academic in the US, where she is Associate Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of Gesher: Russian Theatre in Israel (2005) and The Phantom Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and Jewish Catastrophe (2013). Widely published on Jewish and Israeli films, she also co-edited Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender (2009). people.umass.edu/olga 

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2014

Sunday, 23 February 2014

The Soviet Union made an entire canon of films between the 1930s and the late 1980s about the Holocaust and Nazi anti-semitism. Mostly forgotten or banned, and unknown until recently, they attest to how a totalitarian regime chose to remember - or forget - the crimes and catastrophe of the extermination of the Jews.

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David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.