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3/18 – Elissa Bemporad on Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets

The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) hosts Elissa Bemporad on her book Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets (Oxford University Press, 2019), winner of the National Jewish Book Award 2020. The book was recently reviewed in the LA Review of Books,

  • Analyzes the role of the genocidal violence unleashed during the pogroms in shaping the relationship between Jews and the Soviet state
  • Traces the persistence and permutation of the blood libel in the atheistic Soviet Union throughout the interwar period and into the postwar period
  • Reassesses the interplay between official and popular antisemitism in the USSR from 1917 to the early 1960s

MAR 18, 2021 | 4:00 PM TO 5:30 PM

Register at http://bit.ly/ARC-S2021

If you would like a tape of this presentation, please contact kpowell@gc.cuny.edu

Sponsored by the Advanced Research Collaborative

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