Birobidzhan: A Sweet-Turned-Empty Dream about a Socialist Jewish Homeland
Monday, February 23, 6:30 pm
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South
Lecture by Gennady Estraikh, Clinical Associate Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies and Rauch Associate Professor of Yiddish Studies, NYU. Accompanied by a screening of L’Chayim, Comrade Stalin!, a documentary film tracing the history of Birobidzhan, the capital of the Soviet Union’s Jewish Autonomous Region, from 1928 to the present. Directed by Yale Strom. 90 min.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, Skirball Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies; and Grey Art Gallery.