Dialann Deoraí (Diary of an Exile): Jewish Migration and Settlement in Ireland through the Lens of Personal Experience
Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)
The luck of the (Jewish) Irish?!
In 2016, an extremely significant yet little-known resource was acquired by the National Library of Israel…
The journal of one Myer Joel Wigoder, who left Lithuania in 1889 and ended up in Dublin around a year later, by way of Antwerp, Amsterdam and Leeds.
Wigoder’s journal offers us a valuable glimpse into the experience of Jewish migration to Ireland during the so-called mass emigration period (1881-1914).
The memoir provides rare, personal insight both into the process and the experience of migration and resettlement at a time of great upheaval in the Jewish world, allowing us to reconsider both the bigger picture of Jewish migration and the importance of local and personal detail.
8pm Israel Time
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