Revisiting Polish Jewish Historians 1918-1939:
Past Perspectives, Contemporary Challenges

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

PDT: 11:00 a.m.

EDT: 2:00 p.m.

UK: 7:00 p.m.

CET: 8:00 p.m.

Israel: 9:00 p.m.

Natalia Aleksiun is Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Touro College, New York. She published Where to? The Zionist Movement in Poland, 1944–1950 and co-edited two volumes of Polin examining Holocaust memory and Jewish historiography. Her book Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust has just been published. Professor Aleksiun is a Gerda Henkel Fellow at Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena 2020–2022, and is completing a new book on the so-called “cadaver affair,” which involved Jewish medical students in the interwar period.

David N. Myers is the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History at UCLA, where he serves as the director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. He is the author or editor of fifteen books in the field of Jewish history, among them The Stakes of History: On the Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life and the forthcoming American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York (Princeton) with Nomi Stolzenberg. Myers also serves as President of the New Israel Fund, an educator for the Wexner Heritage Foundation, and writes frequently on contemporary Jewish issues.