Winter Courses at YIVO

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Delve into Ashkenazi Jewish life and culture with at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (15 W. 16th Street, NYC) this winter. Register today!

The YIVO-Bard Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization courses beginning next week:

Cinema of the Holocaust

Instructor: Olga Gershenson (UMass Amherst)
6 sessions, Mondays and Thursdays | January 4-25 | 6:00pm-9:00pm

How has filmmaking about the Holocaust evolved? Olga Gershenson  explores both classic and rare films in YIVO’s Winter Program course “The Cinema of the Holocaust.” Beginning January 4.

Stalin's Doctors’ Plot and the Fate of Soviet Jewry

Instructor: Jonathan Brent (YIVO Executive Director)
3 sessions, Wednesdays | January 6-20 | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Jonathan Brent, executive director of YIVO and co-author of Stalin’s Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors, will teach a three-session course on Stalin's anti-Semitism, the conditions of Soviet leadership in the wake of WWII and victory over Germany, his declining health, the role of the onset of the Cold War, the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, and the Doctors' Plot of 1953. Beginning January 6.

European Nationalisms and the Writing of Jewish History

Instructor: Magda Teter (Fordham University)
6 sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays | January 5-21 | 1:30pm-4:00pm

Magda Teter, chair of Fordham University’s Jewish Studies program, explores the influence of the European nationalist movement on the genre of Jewish history and how early Jewish historians' visions of Jewish history were shaped by larger questions occupying other European historians and intellectuals. Beginning January 5.