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Karina von Tippelskirch

Karina von Tippelskirch, Dr. Phil., Associate Professor of German at Syracuse University. Her fields of research encompass 20th and 21st century German, German Jewish and Yiddish literature, as well as transnational intellectual and literary transfer between German-speaking Europe and North America. She is interested in the relationship between centers and peripheries and the literary and visual representation of exile, forced migrations, and the Holocaust within a global context. Among her publications are two books on Rajzel Zychlinsky in Germany, her doctoral thesis, Also das Alphabet vergessen? Die jiddische Dichterin Rajzel Zychlinski (Tectum 2000) and a bilingual edition of Zychlinsky’s poetry, Gottes blinde Augen (Oberbaum 1997). Her latest book, Dorothy Thompson and German Writers in Defense of Democracy (Peter Lang 2018) explores the collaborations, friendships and networks formed by one of the most influential American journalists and German writers and intellectuals in the first half of the 20th century.

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Rajzel Zychlinski

Rajzel Zychlinski’s poetry was shaped by the hopes and horrors of the twentieth century. She lived in Poland, the Soviet Union, France, and the United States, and was fluent in five languages, but for over seventy years she wrote only in the one idiom that was truly hers: Yiddish.

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