Ukrainian-Jewish Cultural Encounters in the Early Soviet Union

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Date(s) - Monday, November 20, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center


In the history of Ukrainian-Jewish relations, it’s the dark moments that often dominate collective memory. Yet, throughout much of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the Russian and Soviet empires, Ukrainians and Jews had much in common that brought them together. The panelists will discuss the richness, diversity, and sheer complexity of Ukrainian-Jewish encounters through the lens of cultural production in the early Soviet Union.

A reception will follow to celebrate the release of Odessa Review’s latest edition focusing on Ukrainian-Jewish relations. The Odessa Review issue and Mayhill Fowler’s book, “Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine,” will be available for sale and autographing.

Vladislav Davidzon, Editor-in-Chief, The Odessa Review
Mayhill Fowler, Assistant Professor of History and Director of Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies Program, Stetson University
Discussant: Blair Ruble, Vice President for Programs, Wilson Center
Moderator: Izabella Tabarovsky, Senior Program Associate, Kennan Institute