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November 4, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
Cost: FREE
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Kishinev's 1903 pogrom was the first instance in Russian Jewish life where an event received international attention.  The riot, leaving 49 dead, in an obscure border town, dominated headlines in the western world for weeks.  It intruded on Russian-Jewish relations and inspired endeavors as widely contradictory as the Hagannah, the precursor to the Israeli army, the NAACP, and the first version of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion."  How did this incident come to define so much, and for so long?

Steven J. Zipperstein is the Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture in History and Culture at Stanford University and the author and editor of nine books.  This publication was an “Economist” Book of the Year and finalist for the National Jewish Book award. He is currently at work on a biography of Philip Roth.  

For more information about this event, please contact Andrea Ritter at 313-577-2679 or