The Yiddish Vinkl group will screen the film “Black Honey: The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever” 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake Road S. in St. Louis Park.
The film is about the life of modernist poet Avraham Sutzkever, who was hailed by the New York Times as “the greatest poet of the Holocaust period.” Sutzkever was a partisan – a resistance fighter – and led the Paper Brigade underground movement that saved Jewish manuscripts and artifacts from the Nazis. He survived World War II and testified at the Nuremberg Trials. He immigrated to Israel and learned Hebrew but was a staunch supporter of the Yiddish language. The documentary is in Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles.
The post-film speaker will be Meyer Weinshel, a doctoral candidate in Germanic studies and history at the University of Minnesota.