How the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom Changed Jewish History
The UCSD Judaic Studies Program presents:

How the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom Changed Jewish History

by Steven Zipperstein, PhD.
Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History, Stanford University

Description: Kishinev's 1903 pogrom was the first instance when an event in Russian Jewish life received wide hearing.  The riot, leaving 49 dead, in an obscure border town, dominated headlines in the western world for weeks, it intruded on US-Russian relations, and it left an imprint on an astonishingly diverse range of institutions including the nascent Jewish army in Palestine, the NAACP and, most likely, the first version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. How was it that this incident came to define so much, and for so long?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price Center, Forum Room, 4th floor
UC San Diego

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Steven Zipperstein Steven J. Zippestein is the Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University. He has also taught at universities in Russia, Poland, France, and Israel; for six years, he taught at Oxford University.  He is the author and editor of eight books including The Jews of Odessa: A Cultural History (1986, winner of the Smilen Prize for the Outstanding book in Jewish history); Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha’am and the Origins of Zionism (1993, winner of the National Jewish Book Award); Imagining Russian Jewry (1999); and Rosenfeld’s Lives: Fame, Oblivion, and the Furies of Writing (2008, shortlisted for the National Jewish Book Award in Biography, Autobiography and Memoir).  His work has been translated into Russian, Hebrew, and French. He has been awarded the Leviant Prize of the Modern Language Association, the Judah Magnes Gold Medal of the American Friends of the Hebrew University, and the Koret Prize for Outstanding Contributions to the American Jewish community.  Zipperstein’s articles have appeared in The New York Times Sunday Book Review, the Washington Post, The New Republic, the Jewish Review of Books, Chronicle of Higher Education and elsewhere.  He is an editor of the journal Jewish Social Studies, the book series Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture, and the Yale University Press/Leon Black Foundation Jewish Lives series. In spring 2013, he will be the first Jacob Kronhill Visiting Scholar at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Zipperstein is Chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History, in New York.

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