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Networks and Kinship
November 8, 2015

November 8, 2015 at 4.00 pm, in the Borys Voznytskiy Lviv National Art Gallery (vul. Stefanyka, 3) a lecture by Vladyslava Moskalets entitled "Networks and Kinship: marriage strategies of the Jewish elite" took place. This is the fourth event in the lecture series "Ketubah. Family Traditions and Traditional Family."

How did wealthy Jews pick their marriage partner in the modern era? How did marriage politics influence the creation of networks and lead to increased influence in the business sector? How did marriage allow the creation of global commercial networks? What is 'yikhus'? How did marriage strategies change over generations and what role did marriages with gentiles play in the process? These questions were explored during Vladyslava Moskalets's talk.

Vladyslava Moskalets - coordinator of the Jewish Studies program at the Ukrainian Catholic University. She is currently working on her PhD at Jagiellonian Univesity. Her doctoral thesis is: "The Jewish industrial elite of Drohobych and Boryslav 1860-1900." Translates from Yiddish.