ONLINERussian Jews in the Turmoil of History: Three Ages of Stalinism

Sponsored November 18, 2020 Free 0
(Photo: Racide/iStock)
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Professor Luba Jurgenson, a leading French cultural historian of Stalinism and the Gulag, presents a reflection on the destinies of Jews during Stalinist terror.

In examining Jewish life during three eras of Stalinism, Jurgenson will read Soviet and Jewish history through the lenses of three prominent writers: the memoirist and chronicler of the Great Terror Evgenia Ginzburg (1904-1977); the political philosopher, Zionist activist and memoirist Julius (Yuly) Margolin (1900-1971); and the great Yiddish poet and playwright Peretz Markish (1895-1952).

All three were victims of Stalinist repression at key moments in Soviet history: the Great Terror, the beginning of the World War II and the postwar antisemitic campaign. By tracing the turbulent and tragic paths of these writers, Jurgenson’s lecture will analyze Jewish survival and death in the USSR and investigate Stalinist attitudes and policies toward the Jewish population.

Cosponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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Free

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