1 March 2022: Survival on the Margins. Polish Jewish survival in the wartime Soviet Union

Survival on the Margins. Polish Jewish survival in the wartime Soviet Union

Talk and book launch about how Polish Jews survived in the Soviet Union during wartime

with author Eliyana Adler


1 March 2022

18:00 – 19:00 GMT




Eliyana Adler will discuss her new book in conversation with Markus Nesselrodt. They will delve into both the history and memory of the Polish Jews who survived the Second World War in the unoccupied regions of the USSR. The experiences of what became the majority of Polish Jewish survivors of the war, their struggles with sovietization, trials of deportation, and existential challenges in Soviet Central Asia are not widely known. In addition to outlining the major landmarks of their trajectory in Soviet territory, Adler and Nesselrodt will consider the eclipse of this important WWII story.

Eliyana Adler is Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of In Her Hands: The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia and the coeditor of Polin 30: Jewish Education in Eastern Europe, among other books and articles. Dr Adler has held prestigious fellowships at a number of institutions including, most recently, Yad Vashem. Her current work focuses on Polish Jewish memorial books.


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