Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 1:30p -
Virtual - Zoom
P.O. Box 610366
Newton, MA 02461
History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
Free and open to all. Registration begins November 9. Presented by Steven J. Zipperstein.
For many Jews, the Russian and East European Jewish past is little more than a miasma of misery. As often as not, the experience is summed up with little more than the word “pogrom” which has come to serve as a sturdy coda for all that ranspired in what was, at the turn of the 20th century, the largest concentration of Jews in the world. How consistent these assumptions are with history, how they surfaced and with such persistence and what else transpired in this culturally diverse, complex community will be the subject of this talk.