2019 Levinson Memorial Lecture

The 2019 Levinson Memorial Lecture will be presented at 4:30 PM on Thursday, April 2019 in room 225 of the Boccardo Business Complex. The 1919 Pogroms are considered as the prelude and rehearsal to the Holocaust that took place in Eastern Europe twenty-two years later. Dr. Peter Kenez, professor emeritus of history at University of California, Santa Cruz, will discuss the history and implications of the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Jewish civilians in Ukraine from spring to autumn 1919, amidst the chaos of the Russian Civil War.

Since the early 1980s, the Levinson Memorial Lecture of the SJSU Program of Jewish Studies has invited speakers on variety of subjects in Jewish history, religion, and culture, in honor of Dr. Robert Levinson, the founder of the Jewish Studies Program at SJSU. A specialist in the history of immigration and minority groups in North America, Levinson was a public intellectual who merged his academic work with communal responsibility and his tragic death in 1981 was a major loss to the wider community of San Jose and the South Bay.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Dr. Ignat Ayzenberg, 917-658-1966 (phone), ignat.ayzenberg@sjsu.edu (email).

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