"The Path to Modernity: The Jews of Galicia" — June 21-24, 2021 #poland #galicia #education

Gesher Galicia SIG

Gesher Galicia is pleased to offer an online program hosted by Gratz College and open to participants from around the world. For beginners and seasoned family history researchers, this four-part adult continuing education course will explore the social and cultural transformation of Galician Jewry, drawing on unique material.

To Register, please click below:
Class size is limited, so register early!

Synopsis: Dr. Andrew Zalewski, author and vice president of Gesher Galicia, brings history to life while answering questions like: What drove Jews to have a voice in modern society? How did they respond to new ideas from inside and outside their community? Which laws misfired on the Jews’ path to civil integration?

We explore these and other questions with a focus on Galicia, but also move beyond its borders—to Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Russia—to consider Jewish identity and experience more broadly. The course is illustrated by unique records, maps, and documents.

Session 1:     Disappearing Countries, New Borders, and Jewish Communities
Session 2:     Jewish Enlightenment (Haskalah)
Session 3:     Jewish Emancipation and Jews in the Public Square
Session 4:     World War I and the Identity Crisis

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Questions: Please send questions about registration to Lori Cohen (lcohen@...).
Register early to join us for this educational journey through Jewish Galicia and beyond. 

Dr. Steven S. Turner
Gesher Galicia, President
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