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Tears Over Russia: A Search for Family and the Legacy of Ukraine’s Pogroms A Conversation with Author Lisa Brahin

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free

Between 1917 and 1921, 20 years before the Holocaust began, an estimated 100,000 to 250,000 Jews were murdered in anti-Jewish pogroms across Ukraine. Lisa Brahin grew up transfixed by her grandmother Channa’s stories about being forced to flee her hometown of Stavishche, as armies and bandit groups raided village after village, killing Jewish residents. Channa described a perilous three-year journey through Russia and Romania, led by a gallant American who had snuck into Ukraine to save his immediate family and ended up leading an exodus of nearly 80 to safety.

With almost no published sources to validate her grandmother’s tales, Brahin embarked on her incredible journey to tell Channa’s story, forging connections with archivists around the world to find elusive documents to fill in the gaps. She also tapped into connections closer to home, gathering testimonies from her grandmother’s relatives, childhood friends and neighbors.

Details

Date:
July 25
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://programs.cjh.org/?utm_source=cjh.og&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=cjh-nav

Organizer

Center for Jewish History
Phone:
2122948301
Email:
irosenbluth@cjh.org
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Venue

Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Phone:
2122948301

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