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YIVO's Newest Treasure: The Chaim Grade and Ina Hecker-Grade Archive
Mordkhe and Charne Schaechter Memorial
July 13, 2014

SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014 | 1pm
Admission: Free
RSVP Required: | 212.294.8301 x.5167

This program is only in Yiddish.

This event is in Memory of Dr. Mordkhe and Charne Schaechter, z"l.
It is presented by YIVO and The League for Yiddish.

This program is presented as part of the Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture. For more information visit here.

"דעם ייִוואָס נײַסטער אוצר: דער חיים גראַדע־ און אינע העקער־גראַדע־אַרכיוו"
ד"ר מרים טרין, פּאָסטדאָקטאָראַנטקע, דזשאַנס האַפּקינס אוניווערסיטעט

אַן ערשטער אַרײַנפֿיר אין דעם נײַעם אַרכיוו פֿון חיים גראַדע און אינע העקער־גראַדע, וועלכן דער ייִוואָ בשותּפֿות מיט דער נאַציאָנאַלער ביבליאָטעק פֿון ישׂראל האָבן לעצטנס געקויפֿט: וועגן דעם אינהאַלט פֿונעם אַרכיוו און זײַן באַטײַט פֿאַר דער ווײַטערדיקער פֿאָרשונג פֿון חיים גראַדעס לעבן און שאַפֿן.

"מײַן טאַטע, מרדכי שעכטער"
בנימין שעכטער, זון, מוזיקער

מוזיקאַלישע פּראָגראַם
מרים־חיה סגל, זינגערן, לידער־שרײַבערין
אַקאָמפּאַנירט פֿון סטיוו סטערנער

כּיבוד וועט סערווירט ווערן

אַרײַנטריט פֿרײַ

"YIVO's Newest Treasure: The Chaim Grade and Ina Hecker-Grade Archive"
Dr. Miriam Trinh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Recipient of the Fellowship in East European Jewish Studies at YIVO

An initial introduction into the new archive of Chaim Grade and Inna Hecker-Grade, recently purchased in cooperation between the YIVO and the National Library of Israel. The preliminary description will be accompanied by some reflections on the archive's significance for future research on Chaim Grade and his literary legacy.

"My Father, Mordkhe Schaechter"
Binyumen Schaechter, son, musician

Musical Program
Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel, singer, songwriter
Accompanied by Steve Sterner

Chair: Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath


Miriam Trinh was born in Poland, grew up in Germany and immigrated to Israel at the age of 19. She completed her Ph.D. at the Hebrew University. This summer she is teaching Yiddish language and literature in the Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture in NYC. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Her fields of research are Yiddish literature during the Holocaust and the multilingual Jewish literary reaction in Europe to the rise of Nazism. As the recipient of the Fellowship in East European Jewish Studies at YIVO, she serves as the main archivist for the Chaim Grade and Ina Hecker-Grade archive.

Binyumen Schaechter: The son of Mordkhe and Charne Schaechter, Binyumen expresses his devotion to Yiddish through music. He is an award-winning composer and arranger, conductor and pianist, both in American musical theater as well as in Yiddish music. He is the conductor of the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus that performs exclusively in Yiddish. He is also the music director (and father) of Di Shekhter-Tekhter/The Schaechter Sisters, the teenaged Yiddish singing duo which has performed on several continents. Binyumen also leads workshops and lectures on Yiddish music and culture and growing up speaking Yiddish in contemporary America.

Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel is a Yiddish singer, songwriter, actor, and researcher in the field of Yiddish culture. She has performed, lectured, and taught in North America, Poland and Australia. She is currently working on her first CD, which consists of original songs (words and music) and adapted songs in Yiddish.

Steve Sterner conducted and played keyboard for A Yiddish Vaudeville starring the late Bruce Adler, and 1040, a new musical starring Mike Burstyn. He has composed music for and accompanied over three hundred silent films at the Film Forum in New York (where he is the house pianist) as well as at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of the Moving Image, and BAM Rose Cinemas at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Venue: YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History  |  15 West 16th Street - NYC   view map

For directions and parking information, click here.

All public programs are wheelchair accessible. A limited number of assistive listening devices are available for deaf and hard of hearing individuals upon request.