92 Street Y: Conversation with Zvi Gitelman on Soviet Jewry and WWII (Limited Number of Tickets at $15 Off)

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Zvi Gitelman

Soviet Jewry and the Great Patriotic War (WWII)

  • Sunday, October 23, 2011
  • 92 Street Y, Warburg Lounge

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Today’s 92 Street Y event features Zvi Gitelman – an acclaimed historian whose research focuses on the 20th century Soviet Jewry. Specifically, this event will examine the role of Soviet Jews and their identity during World War II.

The participation of Jewish soldiers in the Soviet Army during WWII remains a largely unknown chapter of Jewish history.
Approximately 500,000 Jewish individuals fought in the Red Army between 1941 and 1945 and contributed to the defeat of Nazi Germany. Who were these men and women? What were their backgrounds and how were their experiences in the war shaped by their Jewish identity? Acclaimed author and Jewish historian Zvi Gitelman will offer insight into the unique circumstances and experiences of these Jewish soldiers and provide a contextual history of 20th-century Soviet Jewry.

Accompanying this event is an original exhibition in the Milton J. Weill Gallery that presents and contextualizes a selection of remarkable stories, images and reflections from Soviet Jewish soldiers during the war. The exhibition runs from Oct 23 – Dec 6, 2011.

Zvi Gitelman is the Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan and author of A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present, among others.