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Jews and Others: Ethnic Relations in Eastern and Central Europe from 1917 and Onwards

Jews and Others: Ethnic Relations in Eastern and Central Europe from 1917 and Onwards
Jews and Others: Ethnic Relations in Eastern and Central Europe from 1917 and Onwards, fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Warsaw), Kennan Institute (Wilson Center) in Washington, DC and  the organizing committee invite to participate in the conference Jews and Others: Ethnic Relations in Eastern and Central Europe from 1917 and Onwards to be held on October 2-4, 2017 in Warsaw.


1917, the year of Russian revolutions, is often considered a breakthrough in the early twentieth-century history of the states and nations of East-Central Europe. Clearly, in many cases the breakthrough moment was purely symbolic – some political and social changes which affected the relations between Jews and non-Jews had been taking place prior to the year 1917, as well as in the ‘post-revolution’ period.

The relations between various ethnicities, their impact on the attitudes of Jews and other minorities towards the idea and creation of new nation-states in Eastern and Central Europe after 1918 will be amongst the topics raised during the meeting of scholars hailing from various European countries, the United States and Israel.

Amongst the subjects of debates will be the problem of loyalties towards the newly created states and the policy of nation-states towards their minorities, including Jews. The participants will also discuss the issue of violence, antisemitism and the relations between Jews and other residents of interwar Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Ukraine and Lithuania.

On 2-4 October 2017, we invite all to POLIN Museum, the venue of the international conference, to listen to the papers delivered, discussions held by eminent scholars and a public debate dedicated to Jews and the myth of revolution, chaired by Jacek Żakowski, with the participation of Prof. Paweł Śpiewak, Prof. Andrzej Paczkowski, Krzysztof Zanussi.

For the conference program, please CLICK HERE >>

11.04.2017