On April 3, 2017, during the Urban Seminar, Eliyana Adler presented her research on "Sovietization on the Jewish Street: Polish Jewish Responses to the New Order in 1939."
This presentation examined the ways in which Soviet policies were introduced in the Polish
territories acquired in 1939, as well as how Polish Jews responded to their
changed circumstances. The research is based primarily on memoirs and
testimonies produced by refugees who fled their homes under German occupation
to the cities in Western Ukraine and Western Belarus. It is part of a larger
project about Polish Jews who survived World War II in the unoccupied regions
of the USSR. For today the focus will be on Lviv and Bialystok in
particular, and how the urban environment both complicated and eased the
adjustment of the refugees.
Urban Seminar will be held in English.
The seminar is held in a workshop format. Researchers are invited to discuss research projects and studies underway at different stages, as well as completed research projects to be published.
The seminar is not open to the general public. Historians, sociologists, cultural anthropologists, and other humanities students are invited to share their research and experience, as well as take part in discussions of the projects presented at the seminar.