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A “Russian Zion,” or a Jewish Nightmare?: Jewish Life in Tsarist Kiev
May 24 2011


LECTURE • MAX WEINREICH CENTER

Natan M. Meir, Lorry I. Lokey Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies, Portland State University

From a small group of merchants in the early 1860s, the Jewish population of Kiev grew by leaps and bounds to become one of the largest Jewish communities in the Russian Empire. This talk charts this fascinating community’s growth, achievements, and challenges (including intra-communal divisions, pogroms, and the Beilis Affair).



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