Can humor be a weapon? If yes, is it effective? Based on Yiddish jokes and anecdotes recorded between 1943 and 1945, this interactive lecture tells the story of what Soviet Jews found funny and why as they lived through the darkest period of modern Jewish history in Europe. Join University of Toronto Professor of Yiddish Studies Anna Shternshis on Facebook for this illuminating lecture, followed by a Q&A with viewers.

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