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Siberian Jews with Evgenia Kempinski

Hosted By: Orange County Community Scholar Program (CSP)

Siberia is a giant region of Russia that extends from the Ural Mountains in the West to the Pacific Ocean in the East. Usually, it is only assosiated with frost, snow, prisons and woods. The first Jews in Siberia were those exiled from Moscow as early as the 17th century. Next to arrive were Jewish soldiers who were sent to serve in Siberia by the Russian Tsar Nicolas I. Some Jews even came to Siberia by their own choice trying to escape pogroms and poverty of the Pale of Settlement. To avoid the official prohibition some obtained fake documents to state themselves as criminals sentenced to Siberian exile. In this session with Evgenia, visit the private homes and synagogues of Siberian Jews to discuss explore Jewish life in Siberia.

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