That Is How I Lost My Mother: Jewish Narratives of the Ukrainian Famine 1932-33

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Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 20173:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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Based on hundreds of oral histories of Ukrainian Jews, the lecture discusses how Soviet Jews survived Famine, and how they made sense of their experiences.

Anna Shternshis holds the position of Al and Malka Green Associate Professor of Yiddish studies and the director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. She received her doctoral degree (D.Phil) in Modern Languages and Literatures from Oxford University in 2001. Shternshis is the author of Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923 – 1939 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006) and When Sonia Met Boris: An Oral History of Jewish Life under Stalin (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). She is the author of over 20 articles on the Soviet Jews during World War II, Russian Jewish culture and post-Soviet Jewish diaspora. Together with David Shneer, Shternshis co-edits East European Jewish Affairs, the leading journal in the field of East European Jewish Studies.


Olga Kesarchuk


Anna Shternshis
Al and Malka Green Associate Professor of Yiddish Studies, University of Toronto

Frank Sysyn
Director, Toronto CIUS Office, University of Alberta

Main Sponsor

Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine


Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta

Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Canadian Insitute of Ukrainian Studies

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