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Sunday, June 9 • 6:15pm - 7:15pm
The ghetto and the poet

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Wladyslaw Szlengel became known as the 'Poet of the Ghetto'. Already a popular satiric poet before the War, he consciously took on the roles of keeping up morale among his fellow-condemned and of creating a verse-history of the ghetto. He and his wife were shot by the Nazis on 5 May 1943. To the end he preserved remarkable detachment, a great sense of humour and astute artistic self-criticism.


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Marcel Weyland

Marcel Weyland was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1927. He escaped in 1939 and after a period in a Japanese camp reached Sydney in 1946. Here he became an architect and lawyer and a translator of Polish poetry, with four volumes published. These include Echoes - Poems of the Holocaust and a bilingual anthology of W. Szlengek's verse, What I Read to the Dead. Marcel received the medal of the Order of Australia and, from the President of... Read More →


Sunday June 9, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Scientia Building Ronald Room