The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust: Virtual Lecture, Jan. 31

The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust: Virtual Lecture, Jan. 31

"In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust” is free and open to the public, and will be delivered as a Zoom webinar.

On Monday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m., Jeffrey Veidlinger, PhD, Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies and director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, will deliver a lecture entitled "In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust." This event is free and open to the public, and will be delivered as a Zoom webinar. Register to attend at fairfield.edu/bennettprograms. 

Between 1918 and 1921, more than 100,000 Jews were murdered in the Ukraine during pogroms carried out by anti-Semitic factions who blamed the Jews for the unrest of the Russian Revolution. Aid workers at the time voiced concern that this genocidal violence could lead to more widespread extermination attempts in the future. Twenty years later, with the onset of the Holocaust, that premonition came true. Drawing upon archival materials, witness accounts, and trial records, Dr. Veidlinger will discuss how the pogroms between 1918 and 1921 created the conditions for the Holocaust.

Dr. Veidlinger is author of award-winning books, In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine, The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage, and Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire. He is the chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History, a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy for Jewish Research, a member of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and a former vice-president of the Association for Jewish Studies. He is the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award, the Barnard Hewitt Award for Theatre Scholarship, two Canadian Jewish Book Awards, and the J. I. Segal Award.

This lecture is sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program in collaboration with the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies.

Reservations are requested for this lecture. Please contact the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at bennettcenter@fairfield.edu or call 203-254-4000, ext. 2066. For more information about other Bennett Center events, visit fairfield.edu/bennett.

Virtual Lecture: "In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust"

Date: Monday, January 31
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom webinar

Additional Details:

Reservations are requested for this lecture. Please contact the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at bennettcenter@fairfield.edu or call 203-254-4000, ext. 2066. For more information about other Bennett Center events, visit fairfield.edu/bennett.

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