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Revisiting Polish Jewish Historians 1918-1939: Past Perspectives, Contemporary Challenges

Hosted By: Taube Center for Jewish Life & Learning

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Professors Natalia Aleksiun and David Myers will examine the evolution of researching and writing about Polish Jewish history since the interwar period and the current issues that provoke scholarly debate.

The starting point of the conversation is Professor Natalia Aleksiun’s new book, Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust (The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press). Committed to writing Jewish history from their communal and scholarly perspectives, Polish Jewish historians in the interwar period struggled to find their rightful place in academia and in the burgeoning democracy of the Second Polish Republic.

How have shifting communal agendas, political realities, and social contexts challenged contemporary Jewish historians? Are the queries of the mid-20th century still relevant, and what is the impact of today’s research on public debate?

The webinar will include a 45-minute discussion, followed by a 15-minute Q&A, in which you can ask questions submitted before or during the broadcast.


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Natalia Aleksiun

Natalia Aleksiun is Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Touro College, New York. She published Where to? The Zionist Movement in Poland, 1944–1950 and co-edited two volumes of Polin examining Holocaust memory and Jewish historiography. Her book Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust has just been published. Professor Aleksiun is a Gerda Henkel Fellow at Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena 2020–2022, and is completing a new book on the so-called “cadaver affair,” which involved Jewish medical students in the interwar period.

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David Myers

David N. Myers is the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History at UCLA, where he serves as the director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. He is the author or editor of more than fifteen books in the field of Jewish history.
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Taube Center for Jewish Life & Learning

Connecting people from Poland and around the world with their Eastern European Jewish roots
The Taube Center Foundation, established in 2009, provides innovative educational programs, among them TJHTalks and custom-tailored Jewish heritage tours, as well as publications,which engage local and worldwide audiences in exploring their own heritage.
The Center works with a growing network of partners in Poland, Israel, Europe and around the world.  Its educational initiatives serve local communities, as well as communities and organizations abroad, with the goal of inspiring dialogue and discussion across time and across borders.
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