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What Ukrainians and Jews Know and What They Do Not Know about One Another

What Ukrainians and Jews Know and What They Do Not Know about One Another
170 St. George Street, JHB Room 100
Time: Oct 26th, 5:00 pm End: Oct 26th, 7:00 pm
Interest Categories: Slavic Studies (FAS), Jewish Studies, 2000-
Talk by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Northwestern University

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and the John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies presents

What Ukrainians and Jews Know and What They Do Not Know about One Another

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is the Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies and a Professor of Jewish History at Northwestern University.

There is much that ordinary Ukrainians do not know about Jews and that ordinary Jews do not know about Ukrainians. As a result, those Jews and Ukrainians who may care about their respective ancestral heritages usually view each other through distorted stereotypes, misperceptions, and biases.

In this talk, Professor Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, The Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies at Northwestern University, sheds new light on highly controversial moments of Ukrainian-Jewish relations and argues that the historical experience in Ukraine not only divided ethnic Ukrainians and Jews but also brought them together.

The public lecture is the first of two events being held in conjunction with the publication of Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence co-authored by Professor Paul Robert Magocsi (University of Toronto) and Professor Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern (Northwestern University), and published by University of Toronto Press. It is co-sponsored by the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, the John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies, the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair of Holocaust Studies, the Petro Jacyk Program at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.

Presented with the John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies, the Petro Jacyk Program at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair of Holocaust Studies, and the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Limited seating. For further information, please contact the please contact the Centre for Jewish Studies at 416 978-1624.

 


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