What was life really like for our Eastern European ancestors before the mass migration of the late 19th-early 20th centuries?
"Jewish Life in Eastern Europe: Leading Up to the Great Migration," will be presented by Portland State University assistant professor of Judaic Studies Dr. Natan Meir, at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon's next meeting, at 7pm, Tuesday, February 17, at Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Portland.
Meir's first book, "Kiev: Jewish Metropolis, 1861-1914," will be published by Indiana University Press. His His scholarly interest is modern Jewish history focusing on the social and cultural history of East European Jewry in the 19th-20th centuries.
He holds a PhD in Jewish history (Columbia University), taught at the University of Southampton (UK) and was a Yad Hanadiv postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Admission: JGSO members, free; others: $5.
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