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Symposium for 80th Birthday of Elazar Benyoëtz

Public Symposium on May 16, 2017

№ 121/2017 from May 15, 2017

The University of Siegen and Freie Universität Berlin are jointly organizing a symposium on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the writer Elazar Benyoëtz on May 16, 2017. The participants will explore Elazar Benyoëtz’s literary and theoretical significance for a critical memory culture. The symposium is public, and admission is free. Advance sigh-up is requested via email to Michael.Bongardt@uni-siegen.de.

The Israeli poet Elazar Benyoëtz was born in 1937 in Wiener Neustadt/Lower Austria. In 1939 he emigrated along with his family to Palestine. He currently lives in Jerusalem. After completing his rabbinical exams, he began to write his first poems in the Hebrew language. In 1964 he came to Berlin and laid the foundation for the Bibliographia Judaica, an exhibition of the entire German-language Jewish literature since the 18th century. During his four years in Berlin, the German language became the language of his poetry. From the 1970s onward, he published many books in which he creatively combined aphorisms, short prose texts, and quotations.

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Michael Bongardt, University of Siegen, Email: Michael.Bongardt@uni-siegen.de