JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Colorado "Jews on the Move" - Sunday April 26 #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>

Jews on the Move: A History of Modern Migration Presented by David Shneer

Jewish Community Center, 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver
April 26, 2015 - 10:00 am until 1:00 pm (note the longer time)
This session is open to the public

In 2014, for the first time in history, more than 50% of global Jews live in one
state. This happened as a result of modernity and industrialization as the modern
era saw hundreds of millions of people move >from the places of their parents' birth
to those of their grandchildren's births. In this talk, we will explore the trends
in Jewish migration, both internal and transcontinental, as we ask about the
contemporary Jewish map and where Jews are "moving" to in the future.

David Shneer is the Louis P. Singer Chair in Jewish History, Professor of History
and Religious Studies and Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the
University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Distinguished Lecturer for the
Association for Jewish Studies. Called a "path breaking" scholar, Shneer's
research focuses on 20th century European, Russian, and Jewish history and culture.
His newest book is Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust
(Rutgers University Press, 2011), which looks at the lives and works of two dozen
Soviet Jewish World War II military photographers to examine what kinds of
photographs they took when they encountered evidence of Nazi genocide on the
Eastern Front.

If you have any questions, please take a look at the JGSCO website at

Terry Lasky
Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado

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