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On May 2, Professor David N. Myers (UCLA) will present the Fierberg Lecture in Judaic Studies for our annual Academic Convocation on the Holocaust. [Learn more]
The Jewish Hartford: European Roots project is generously funded by the Konover Coppa Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford and is housed at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut. [Learn more]
Why is this Book Different than all Other Books? A Glimpse into the Changing Imagery of the Illustrated Haggadah
On April 22, Warren Klein, curator of the Herbert and Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica, will present a lecture at UConn Stamford on the changing imagery of the illustrated Haggadah. [Learn more]
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusDodd Research Center Room 104
The Yiddish Tish luncheon discussion group is a small, intimate gathering of members from the community and campus who meet monthly to read and speak Yiddish.
These sessions are open to any and all faculty, staff, students, and community members.
All reading and speaking levels are welcome.
Please bring a bag lunch, and we will provide dessert and drinks!
The Yiddish Tish is a program of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn.
If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact Pamela Weathers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-486-2271.
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusDodd Konover Auditorium
A reception will immediately follow.
About the Presentation:
The current moment of massive population displacement in the world leads us to seek out historical precedents and explanations. Most immediately, the Second World War and its aftermath come to mind, when millions of people were displaced, rendered homeless or repopulated.
This talk will explore one particular strand in this post-WWII history, inquiring whether there was a causal relationship between an act of displacement in one context and another elsewhere. More particularly, the lecture will focus on the relationship among three significant population displacements in the 1940s stretching from Europe to the Middle East: first, the phenomenon of European Jewish DPs in the wake of the Holocaust; second, the displacement of Palestinians during the 1948 war between Jewish and Arab sides in Palestine and later Israel; and finally, the dispossession of Jews in Arab countries. What is the connection among these three distinct occurrences? And do these events, individually or as a causal chain, shed light on the unprecedented scale of forced displacement today?
About the Speaker:
David N. Myers is the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History at UCLA, where he also serves as the director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy.
For more, visit: https://judaicstudies.uconn.edu/2019/02/23/convocation2019/