27 2016

Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History (CJS)

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

Memorial Union, Festival Room (Lower Level) 800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI

Contact Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies
(608) 265-4763

Tobias Lecture with speaker Steven J. Zipperstein, Stanford University Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History

Kishinev's pogrom of 1903 was the first event in Russian Jewish life to receive international attention. The riot that left 49 dead in an obscure border town dominated the headlines of the western press for weeks, intruded on RussianJewish relations, and left its impact on an astonishing array of institutions, including the nascent Jewish army in Palestine and the NAACP. It was even the likely inspiration for the first version of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Why did this pogrom have this impact? How is it that this particular event so shaped history?

Free and open to the public

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This lecture is made possible through the generosity of Harry and Marjorie Tobias