ONLINEMyth and History in Recent Jewish Past

Top Pick November 15, 2020 Free
Steven J. Zipperstein (Courtesy photo)

For many Jews, the Russian and East European Jewish past is little more than a miasma of misery. More often than 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 transpired 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 by Steven J. Zipperstein, Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University.

Dr. Zipperstein is the author and editor of nine books. His most recent book, “Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History” (WW Norton/Liveright 2018) was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Economist and is the inspiration for this lecture.

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