Thursday, December 7, 3-5 pm
Anna Shternshis (AI and Malka Green Associate Professor of Yiddish Studies, University of Toronto): That is How I Lost My Mother: Jewish Narratives of the Ukrainian Famine 1932-33
Based on hundreds of oral histories of Ukrainian Jews, the lecture discusses how Soviet Jews survived Famine, and how they made sense of their experiences.
Anna Shternshis holds the position of Al and Malka Green Associate Professor of Yiddish studies and the director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. She received her doctoral degree (D.Phil) in Modern Languages and Literatures from Oxford University in 2001. Shternshis is the author of Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923 – 1939 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006) and When Sonia Met Boris: An Oral History of Jewish Life under Stalin (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). She is the author of over 20 articles on the Soviet Jews during World War II, Russian Jewish culture and post-Soviet Jewish diaspora. Together with David Shneer, Shternshis co-edits East European Jewish Affairs, the leading journal in the field of East European Jewish Studies.
Room 108N, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)
Please register here: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/23078/
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta, and Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.