WBEZ | russian http://www.wbez.org/tags/russian Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Germans vs. Russians: The Origins of Chicago's Organized Jewish Community 1859-1923 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/germans-vs-russians-origins-chicagos-organized-jewish-community-1859-1923 <p><p><strong>Tobias Brinkmann </strong>speaks about Chicago&rsquo;s Jewish community from the founding of the United Hebrew Relief Association in 1859 to the creation of Jewish Charities of Chicago in 1923, a time when organizations that served &ldquo;German&rdquo; (Central European) Jews merged with those that served &ldquo;Russian&rdquo; (Eastern European) Jews. Dr. Brinkmann&#39;s discussion assessed the highly charged conflicts between established members of the community and more recent immigrants, conflicts that had much to do with social status and assimilation and little to do with actual origins.</p><p>Dr. Tobias Brinkmann is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History at Penn State University. He is a member of the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society and the Board of the Leo Baeck Institute in London. His most recent publication is Sundays at Sinai: A Jewish Congregation in Chicago.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/SI-webstory_4.jpg" style="float: left;" title="" /></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br />Recorded live Saturday, April 21, 2013 at Spertus.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Download a PDF of Dr. Brinkmann&#39;s presentation below.&nbsp;</strong></p></p> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/germans-vs-russians-origins-chicagos-organized-jewish-community-1859-1923 Global Notes: The Russian folk songs of Golosa http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-notes-russian-folk-songs-golosa <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/golosajpg-25d894ce6c67fe36_medium.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.golosa.org/home">Golosa</a> is a Chicago choir group with a difference. They sing pre-Soviet Russian folk music, mostly Siberia-based. They have released their second CD, &quot;Until Bright Day.&quot; Jerome and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m">Radio M</a> host Tony Sarabia talk with the choir about their music.</p></p> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:31:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-notes-russian-folk-songs-golosa Jonathan Miller reviews 'The Desert of Forbidden Art' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/jonathan-miller-reviews-desert-forbidden-art <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2010-November/2010-11-01/artdocRESIZE.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Igor Savitsky wanted to be a painter. Instead, he spent his life collecting and preserving the work of other artists.<br />Nearly 1,500 miles from Moscow, he created <a target="_blank" href="http://www.savitskycollection.org/">a museum</a> that hosts the world&rsquo;s second largest collection of Russian avant garde art. There he stashed more than 44,000 paintings censored by the Soviet regime.</p><p>How Savitsky was able to salvage tens of thousands of art works is the subject of the new documentary <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1536458/"><em>The Desert of Forbidden Art</em></a>. Film Critic Jonathan Miller reviewed the film.</p><p><em>Music: Huun Huur Tu &amp; Carmen Rizzo, &quot;In Search of a Lost Past&quot;, from the CD The Eternal, (Electrofone)</em></p></p> Mon, 01 Nov 2010 14:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/jonathan-miller-reviews-desert-forbidden-art