George Orwell and the Ukrainian Refugees: The Untold Story of “Animal Farm”

At the UIMA
Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 7:00pm

CHICAGO BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL GROUP PRESENTS
George Orwell and the Ukrainian Refugees:
The Untold Story of “Animal Farm”
Guest Speaker: Andrea Chalupa

George Orwell published Animal Farm, his “fairy tale” on Soviet totalitarianism in 1945. Soon afterwards he was contacted by a young literary scholar of Ukrainian origin named Ihor Ševcenko requesting permission to translate it into Ukrainian for the benefit of Ukrainian refugees in the displaced persons camps of postwar Germany and Austria.

Andrea Chalupa, a New York based journalist and writer, will discuss the fascinating saga of the Ukrainian translation of Orwell’s masterpiece as well as her own efforts to learn her family’s history in the DP camps and behind the Iron Curtain. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post and other blogs, Andrea also helped launch online video for Condé Nast Portfolio and AOL Money & Finance.

PRICE: $10.00 CBPG members;
$15.00 non-members and guests

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