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Kiev: Jewish Metropolis (Virtual on Zoom)
May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
While we follow the Russian invasion of Ukraine with heartbreak and grave anxiety and hold ALL Ukrainians in our hearts and thoughts, we step back in history with Prof. Natan Meir, to the days when Kyiv – Kiev was a flourishing Jewish Metropolis. Populated by urbane Jewish merchants and professionals as well as new arrivals from the shtetl, imperial Kiev was acclaimed for its opportunities for education, culture, employment, and entrepreneurship but cursed for the often pitiless persecution of its Jews.
The lecture will illuminate the history of Kyiv’s Jewry from the official readmission of Jews to the city in 1859 through the Soviet period and down to the present day, based on Prof. Meir’s book, Kiev: Jewish Metropolis
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