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A Public Lecture by Seth Bernstein at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

 

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Department of History, MA in Jewish Studies Program • Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Centre for Advanced Holocaust Studies

invite to a public lecture by

Seth Bernstein

“Moving Agency:
Jewish and non-Jewish Migrants to and from Soviet Ukraine
in the Postwar and Early Cold War”


In 1945, millions of East Europeans found themselves outside their homelands as a consequence of World War II. Most of these so-called displaced persons from the Soviet Union returned to the USSR. Other groups became non-returners in allied-occupied Europe. From the east, Poles and Jews from Poland who had spent the war in the USSR went to Poland and beyond. Meanwhile, ethnic Ukrainians in Poland went to Soviet Ukraine.
This talk focuses on the agency of migrants and their neighbors in experiences of movement after World War II. Displaced persons could often not change the circumstances surrounding them. However, they could hew their social identities to official categories to avoid or mitigate the consequences of migration. By playing on international politics in the early Cold War, they gained personal agency.


Dr. Seth Bernstein is assistant professor of history at Higher School of Economics and was Pearl Resnick Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017. His book “Raised under Stalin: Young Communists and the Defence of Socialism” appeared with Cornell University Press in 2017.

The public lecture will take place on

Thursday
March 22, 2018
18:00

Venue: Office of the NaUKMA
Jewish Studies programs

Kyiv, Voloska Street 8/5,
Building 5, basement

All guests are requested to be seated by 18:00

Event on Facebook


This program is possible thanks to the generosity of  The Piotr and Basheva Polsky Memorial Initiative for the Study of Ukrainian Jewry

 

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Department of History, MA in Jewish Studies Program • Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Centre for Advanced Holocaust Studies

 

 

invite to a public lecture by

Seth Bernstein

 

Moving Agency:

Jewish and non-Jewish Migrants to and from Soviet Ukraine

in the Postwar and Early Cold War

 

 

In 1945, millions of East Europeans found themselves outside their homelands as a consequence of World War II. Most of these so-called displaced persons from the Soviet Union returned to the USSR. Other groups became non-returners in allied-occupied Europe. From the east, Poles and Jews from Poland who had spent the war in the USSR went to Poland and beyond. Meanwhile, ethnic Ukrainians in Poland went to Soviet Ukraine.

This talk focuses on the agency of migrants and their neighbors in experiences of movement after World War II. Displaced persons could often not change the circumstances surrounding them. However, they could hew their social identities to official categories to avoid or mitigate the consequences of migration. By playing on international politics in the early Cold War, they gained personal agency.

 

 

Dr. Seth Bernstein is assistant professor of history at Higher School of Economics and was Pearl Resnick Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017. His book Raised under Stalin: Young Communists and the Defence of Socialism” appeared with Cornell University Press in 2017.

 

The public lecture will take place on

 

Thursday

March 22, 2018

18:00

 

Venue: Office of the NaUKMA

Jewish Studies programs

 

Kyiv, Voloska Street 8/5,

Building 5, basement

 

All guests are requested to be seated by 18:00

 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/371994166613449/

 

This program is possible thanks to the generosity of  The Piotr and Basheva Polsky Memorial Initiative for the Study of Ukrainian Jewry

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