Professor Harry H. Kahn taught in the Department of German and Russian at the University of Vermont from 1948 until his retirement in June 1977. He taught German, and inaugurated the teaching of Hebrew, in the Department of German and Russian.
Special Events at the Department of German and Russian at UVM
The Harry H. Kahn Memorial Lecture is a very special annual event for the Department of German and Russian at the University of Vermont, given in honor and memory of its long-time professor and former chairperson, Harry H. Kahn. The inaugural Harry H. Kahn Memorial Lecture was given in April 1990 by Professor Harry Zohn (Brandeis University) on the topic "A Cultural Tale of Two Cities: The Jews of Vienna and Prague." Four volumes of essays from these lectures (in five-year increments) have been published and are available through the Department of German and Russian, UVM.
This year's lecture in entitled "'I chose love to be my home.' The many exiles of the German-Jewish poet Mascha Kaléko." The lecture will be presented by Dr. Andreas Nolte on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM in Waterman 413. Dr. Nolte has translated many of Mascha Kaléko’s poems and has published a number of books on her work.
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