Fleeing a Home, Seeking a Home: Jewish Refugees in Modern Times
|Date||Thu, Apr 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm|
This panel grapples with migrations of Jews displaced by war in three different geopolitical contexts: Ukraine, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Profs Jeff Veidlinger, Eliyana Adler, and Shay Hazkani recapture lost voices of displacement and rethink the meaning of “refugee” as they explore the experiences of thousands of Jews who left their homes in Ukraine in the wake of the anti-Jewish violence unleashed during the Russian Civil War; of thousands of Polish Jews who, in the midst of the Holocaust, fled the Germans and were deported by the Soviets to Central Asia; and of thousands of Moroccan Jews, who immigrated to Israel shortly after the establishment of the Jewish state.
The event is part of the discussion series “Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Persons”, organized by the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes against Humanity, the Graduate Center, CUNY and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, NYU.
This event is hosted in association with The Holocaust and The United Nations Outreach Programme, Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications, United Nations.
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