[VIRTUAL] Jeffrey Veidlinger: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust

Date: January 31, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Between 1918 and 1921, more than 100,000 Jews were murdered in Ukraine during pogroms carried out by anti-Semitic factions who blamed the Jews for the unrest of the Russian Revolution. Aid workers at the time voiced concern that this genocidal violence could lead to more widespread extermination attempts in the future. Twenty years later, with the onset of the Holocaust, that premonition came true. Drawing upon archival materials, witness accounts, and trial records, Dr. Veidlinger will discuss how the pogroms between 1918 and 1921 created the conditions for the Holocaust.

Dr. Veidlinger is the author of award-winning books, In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine, The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage, and Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire. He is the chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History, a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy for Jewish Research, a member of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and a former vice-president of the Association for Jewish Studies. He is the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award, the Barnard Hewitt Award for Theatre Scholarship, two Canadian Jewish Book Awards, and the J. I. Segal Award.

This lecture is sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program in collaboration with the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies.

Monday, January 31 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm MT | FREE