29 2019

H.G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds

10:45AM - 1:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire 270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360, x 15

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents:
Knosh & Knowledge
H.G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds

Presenter Peter Filkins, an award winning poet and translator of three novels by H.G. Adler, will speak about poet, novelist and author of two Holocaust studies, one of the earliest historians of Auschwitz, a last representative of Kafka's Prague, and expert for the Eichmann trial, H.G. Adler (1910-1988).  Adler survived Theresienstadt, Auschwitz and two other camps.  With friends Elias Canetti and Heinrich Bollm he forged a deeper understanding of the Shoah, engaging Leo Baeck, Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem in critical questions facing modern societies to this day.

Peter Filkins graduated from Williams College and from Columbia University with a Master of Fine Arts degree.  Filkins has taught literature and writing at Bard College at Simon's Rock since 1988 and translation at the main campus of Bard College since 2006.

Hans Günther Adler (July 2, 1910, in Prague–August 21, 1988, in London), was a German language poet, novelist, scholar and Holocaust survivor.

Program only is free. $11 includes lunch following program. Advanced reservations are required by Thursday, March 28 before noon by calling 413-442-4360, ext. 10 or