Great Russian Jews Who Shaped the World

This series of discussion panels examines the contributions, achievements and legacies of four great individuals—Israel’s fourth prime minister Golda Meir; author and Shoah witness Vasily Grossman; violin virtuoso David Oistrakh; and World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. The lives of these talented, charismatic and influential figures began in the former Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and spanned much of the 20th century.