JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. Jewish Emigration from Imperial Russia — the Forgotten Baltic Route. Sunday, 27 February 2022, at 10:30 a.m. ET. #announcements #events #russia

Jerry Scherer

Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto



Jewish Emigration from Imperial Russia — the Forgotten Baltic Route


Dr. Nicholas Evans


Sunday, 27 February 2022, at 10:30 a.m. ET.


Virtual Meeting: Join from Home


Virtual doors open at 10:20 a.m. ET.


This illustrated talk explores the often-forgotten port of Libau (Liepaja) enabling hundreds of thousands of Jews to flee Latvia and Lithuania between 1876 and 1917. The emergence of a major Baltic port with global shipping connections allowed Jewish refugees to bypass German ports — thereby reducing the cost of leaving imperial Russia. Jewish agents and middlemen stationed throughout their journey facilitated this mass migration, which resulted in Jews securing a home in far-flung destinations including Canada, America, Britain, Australia, and South Africa.


Our speaker is Dr. Nicholas Evans from the University of Hull. An authority on the global migration of Jews during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, he relishes sharing his knowledge with family historians on both sides of the Atlantic. He has regularly spoken at IAJGS conferences in America and Europe, and was added to the JGSGB's roll of honour for his work in tracing migrant ancestry. 



To register, please go to jgstoronto.ca/register


You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 27 February.


The presentation will be recorded. It will be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website a few days after the event. It will also be available to non-member registrants for one week after the event in the “Registration” location.


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