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How They Lived

Monday, February 8, 6.30PM
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, New York
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$10 general; $7 Center for Jewish History / Leo Baeck Institute members, seniors, students
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Pre-war Jewish life in Hungary from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries was astonishingly diverse in language, religious practice, and lifestyle. The population of Orthodox, Hasidic and assimilated Jews was unique among European Jewish communities, equally divided and strongly patriotic. Join us for a fascinating evening as scholars of social history delve deeply into the thriving daily lives of these Hungarian, Yiddish, and German speaking Jews. With Andras Koerner, author of the richly illustrated and highly acclaimed How They Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867-1940; Natalia Aleksiun, Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Touro College in New York and Assistant Professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences' Institute of History in Warsaw (Poland); Ilse Josepha Lazaroms, CJH Prins Post Doctoral Fellow, and Howard Nathan Lupovitch, Wayne State University.
Presented by Center for Jewish History, Leo Baeck Institute, and the Hungarian Cultural Center New York/Balassi Institute


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