Walk By My Side
July 30, 2015

On July 30, 2015 Natalia Aleksiun was lecturing on the topic "Walk by My Side…": Mayer Balaban and the History of Jewish Quarter in Lwow". The lecture was a part of the program "Jewish Days at the City Hall: Common Heritage and Responsibility". The lecture will take place at "Ratusha" restaurant (1, Rynok Square). The entry is free.

A native of Lwow, Majer Balaban (1877–1942) was a founder of modern Polish Jewish historiography. This lecture will follow his life and work in the context of local Jewish history in Lviv and in Galicia. In 1904, he completed his doctoral dissertation on Jews in Lviv at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He continued to publish extensively on the history of Jewish institutions and communities in Galicia. Last but not least, he remained interested in the work of historians working in Lviv both before and after the First World War.

Nataliya Aleksiun, a professor of modern Jewish history at Touro College at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies (New York); also worked at the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Lecturer of the Jewish Summer School at the Center for Urban History.


Center for Urban History of East and Central Europe;
German Society for International Cooperation GIZ;
Office for Preservation of Historical Environment of Lviv City Council;
Office for Culture of Lviv City Council.

The program "Jewish Days at the City Hall: Common Heritage and Responsibility" was implemented under the patronage of the Honorary Consulate of the State of Israel in Lviv.