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Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies - University of Miami

In association with Gable Stage, a Dramatic Reading from the opening chapters of LAST OF THE JUST by Andre Schwarz-Bart:

The Last of the Just is a novel by André Schwarz-Bart originally published in French (as Le Dernier des Justes) in 1959. It was published in an English translation by Stephen Becker in 1960. It was Schwarz-Bart's first book and won the Prix de Goncourt, France's highest literary prize. The author was the son of a Polish Jewish family murdered by the Nazis and he based the story on a Hebrew legend.

The story follows the "Just Men" of the Levy family over eight centuries. Each Just Man is a Lamed Vav, one of the thirty-six righteous souls whose existence justifies the purpose of humankind to God. Each bear the world's pains... beginning with the execution of an ancestor in 12th-century York, England and culminating in the story of a schoolboy, Ernie, the last... executed at Auschwitz. It has been described as an enduring classic that reminds "how easily torn is the precious fabric of civilization, and how destructive are the consequences of dumb hatred!

 

WHEN
May 02, 2016 at 6pm - 9pm
WHERE
Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies - University of Miami
5202 University Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33124
United States
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