Survival on the Margins: Polish Jewish Refugees in the Wartime Soviet Union

Eliyana R. Adler, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, will discuss her recent book, Survival on the Margins (2020), and what the experiences of Polish Jewish refugees can teach us.

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April 7, 2021 - 7.00 pm

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April 7, 2021 - 8.00 pm

In this talk scheduled to mark the start of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Professor Eliyana Adler will share findings from her recent book, Survival on the Margins. She will discuss the trajectories of Polish Jewish refugees who survived WWII in the unoccupied regions of the USSR as well as what their experiences can teach us about refugees, survival, the Holocaust and the war more broadly. While the story of the Polish Jewish refugees has been largely forgotten in history and memory, it has the potential to help us rethink popular and scholarly conceptions of the war and its outcomes.

Event name: Survival on the Margins: Polish Jewish Refugees in the Wartime Soviet Union

Date: 7 April 2021,
Time: 7.00pm-8.15pm (UK)
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Venue: Online

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Eliyana R. Adler is Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the Pennsylvania State University and teaches and studies East European Jewish history. Her most recent book, Survival on the Margins: Polish Jewish Refugees in the Wartime Soviet Union (Harvard UP) came out in 2020. She is also the author of In Her Hands: The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia (Wayne State UP, 2011) and the co-editor of Jewish and Romani Families in the Holocaust and its Aftermath (Rutgers UP, 2020); Reconstructing the Old Country: American Jewry in the Post-Holocaust Decades (WSUP, 2017); Polin 30: Jewish Education in Eastern Europe (2018) and Jewish Literature and History: An Interdisciplinary Conversation (UP of Maryland, 2008). She has published articles in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Yad Vashem Studies, East European Jewish Affairs, Polin, and other journals. Dr. Adler’s current work focuses in the immediate postwar years and the developing memory of the Holocaust.

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