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Kiev: Jewish Metropolis, with Natan Meyer
Step back in history with Professor 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 Kiev Jewry from the official readmission of Jews to the city in 1859 to the outbreak of World War I.
Natan Meir is author of Kiev: Jewish Metropolis and Stepchildren of the Shtetl.
Presented by New Lehrhaus. No charge.