Dr. Anika Walke, Assistant Professor at Washington University, St. Louis will speak about her book “Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia.”
This work analyzes how the first generation of Soviet Jews experienced the Nazi genocide and how they remember it in a context of complicated social change. She based her work on oral histories, video testimonies, and memoirs produced in the former Soviet Union. Her talk will also address issues of identity and memory. Dr. Walke will speak at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall at the Jewish Community Campus. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 913-327-8196. Those making reservations by noon Monday, November 13, will be seated at 6:30 p.m. General Seating begins at 6:45 p.m.