Reading: Susanne Scholl “Russische Winterreise”

![/sites/default/files/old/2145.jpg:left]("Susanne Scholl © Godany" "")Susanne Scholl, the doyenne of foreign correspondents and for a long time front woman for the ORF Eastern Europe department, winner of prestigious prizes for journalism and humanitarian commitment, has also made a name for herself in the literary scene. As an expert in Slav studies she has written non-fiction, novels, poems, and short stories with a particular fondness for Russia and Moscow. The poems in “Russische Winterreise” were written during a reading trip to Russia in February 2010 and reflect the contradictions that emerge as one gets to know Russia. In “Reise nach Karaganda” she writes of Austrian Communists and Chechen women who attempt amid the devastation to lead a halfway decent life – a moving parable about people ground by the millstones of history, pawns in power games, who nevertheless endeavor to maintain a little dignity and independence. An event as part of the exhibition “meeting jedermann : rabinovich revisited” to be seen until May 26 in the Annex. Free admission from 6.15 pm _Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse 11 1010 Vienna_