Announcement: JGS of New York

Posted by Edith Ewenstein

Next Meeting
November 20, 2011
2:00 p.m.

Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY

"Odessa:Genius and Death in a City of Dreams"

Charles King
Odessa, the greatest port on the Black Sea was home to one of the most progressive and creative Jewish communities in Europe.  Odessa grew as a trading center throughout the nineteenth century and inspired some of Russia's most enduring writers, artists, and musicians.  Charles King has uncovered new documents that shed light on an untold story of the Holocaust, and he also reveals how the city recovered after the Second World War but how its Jewish identity was reshaped as well--from a thriving center of Jewish culture into an object of nostalgia and longing.  A book-signing will follow the presentation.

Charles King is Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University. He is the author of five books, including Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams and his work has been translated into more than ten languages. King’s articles and commentary have appeared in magazines and newspapers as well as in leading academic journals.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open before the meeting at 11:00 a.m. for networking with other researchers and access to research materials and computers.
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