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Sylvia Abrams <sylvia.abrams@...>
 

Soviet Jewish Oral History Collection featured at JGS Cleveland

Dr. Sean Martin, Associate Curator for Jewish History at the Western
Reserve Historical Society, will present the new Soviet Jewish Oral
History Collection at the Wednesday, July 12th meeting of the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Cleveland.

Cleveland's Jewish community played an active role helping Soviet Jews
emigrate >from the Soviet Union and resettle in the United States, and
especially in Cleveland, >from the 1960s to the 1990s. Approximately
12,000 Soviet Jews came to Cleveland during these years. The recently
completed the Soviet Jewish Oral History Collection documents the
experiences of 81 of these immigrants. Martin will discuss how WRHS
worked with the local community on this project and share what he has
learned about oral histories and the Soviet Jewish immigrants in
Northeast Ohio.

Dr. Sean Martin has been Associate Curator for Jewish History at
Western Reserve Historical Society since 2005. He studied Jewish,
Russian, and East European history at The Ohio State University. Among
his publications are Jewish Life in Cracow, 1918-1939; A Stitch in
Time: The Cleveland Garment Industry; and the forthcoming For the Good
of the Nation: Institutions for Jewish Children in Interwar Poland
(Academic Studies Press, 2017). He has taught at Gratz College, John
Carroll University, and Case Western Reserve University. Martin also
serves as part of the curatorial staff for the Maltz Museum of Jewish
Heritage, and served as a research consultant to POLIN Museum of the
History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets on the first Wednesday
evening of the month starting at 7:30 PM in the Miller Board Room at
Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood. Board members are
available at a Help Desk >from 7:00 PM to assist with individual
research questions. Guests are welcome. RSVP to:
Programming@....

Sylvia F. Abrams
1st Vice-president - Programming
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

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