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POLIN Book Talks

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Join POLIN Books Talks for lively discussions with the authors of the most important recent books on the history of the Polish Jews. They ask provocative questions and break new ground. Meetings are moderated by Antony Polonsky, Chief Historian of the Global Educational Outreach Program at POLIN Museum.

How did Polish Jewish refugees survive in the Soviet Union during the war? What was the role of women in writing Jewish modernity? How were the destitute, disabled, and mad treated in the shtetl? How did dance shape Jewish modernity? Is the history of Polish Jews the story of a "marriage of convenience"?

Join the seventh meeting "Cheek to Cheek" – Jewish Confrontations with Modernity on the Dance Floor on December 11, 2022. Sonia Gollance will discuss her new book, "It Could Lead to Dancing: Mixed-Sex Dancing and Jewish Modernity," in conversation with Naomi Seidman and Sunny Yudkoff.

 

POLIN Book Talks: A Polish Jewish Artist in Turmoil – the life and work of Samuel Hirszenberg

  • Video aired on October 2, 2022.

 

POLIN Book Talks: The Dark Side of the Shtetl

  • Video aired on September 11, 2022.

 

POLIN Book Talks: Women Writing Jewish Modernity

  • Video aired on June 12, 2022.

 

POLIN Book Talks: How to write the history of Polish Jews?

  • Video aired on April 24, 2022.

 

POLIN Book Talks: How they survived

  • Video aired on February 20, 2022.


The book talks are organized within the Global Education Outreach Program.

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This program was made possible thanks to Taube Philanthropies, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.

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