Brown University Professor Omer Bartov will speak on "Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia," at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston's 2nd Annual Genealogy Lecture co-sponsored by Hebrew College.
The event will be held at 3pm, Sunday, November 23, in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College, in Newton Center.
Once home to a vibrant Jewish community, former Eastern Galicia is now part of Ukraine, where all traces of a Jewish past are being eradicated in the name of a fiercely aggressive Ukrainian nationalism. This region was once part of Poland and also the Austro-Hungarian Empire, where multi-ethnic communities co-existed before WWII.Admission is free, but advanced registration is required due to limited capacity. Register at www.hebrewcollege.edu/events.
Omer Bartov, an international authority on genocide, traces the destruction of the region’s Jewish communities under Nazi and Soviet rule, and explores the contemporary politics of memory in Ukraine. He is the Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. His lecture draws on his most recent book, "Erased, Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine" (Princeton, 2007).
JGSGB and Hebrew College are also offering an intensive course in Jewish genealogical research on Monday evenings from February 2-March 30, 2009. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual lecture and genealogy course receive the generous support of harvey Krueger and the Stone Charitable Trust.
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