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Anti-Jewish Violence in Eastern Europe
Mar 1 2012


SYMPOSIUM | Co-sponsored by Portland State University, Södertörn University, and The Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry at the Hebrew University
Although overshadowed in historical memory by the Holocaust, the anti-Jewish pogroms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were at the time unrivaled episodes of ethnic violence. Anti-Jewish Violence: Rethinking the Pogrom in East European History is a collection of groundbreaking essays by researchers from Europe, the United States, and Israel that investigates the phenomenon of anti-Jewish violence, the local and transnational responses to pogroms, and instances where violence was averted. Focusing on the period from World War I through Russia's early revolutionary years, the studies include Poland, Ukraine, Belorussia, Lithuania, Crimea, and Siberia.

The evening featured a panel of three highly distinguished scholars of Eastern Europe (Jane Burbank from New York University, Sam Kassow from Trinity College and Benjamin Nathans from the University of Pennsylvania), who offered their reflections on the book and its implications. This was followed by comments from the book editors (Jonathan Dekel-Chen from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, David Gaunt from Södertörn University, Stockholm, Natan Meir from Portland State University and Israel Bartal from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
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