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Lviv in the Eyes of Jewish Historians
January 17, 2011

On 17 January 2011 at 5 pm a presentation by Jerzy Mazur entitled "Lviv in the Eyes of Jewish Historians in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries" took place at the Center for Urban History.

The lecture discussed the circle of Jewish historians of pre-Holocaust era whose research interests focused on Ukrainian lands. The speaker examined the image of Ukraine, and most particularly Lviv in the scholarly works that were published in the 19th and early 20th century by such figures as Jecheskiel Caro. Furthermore, the talk will touched upon the intellectual discourse about the supposed Khazar origins of Ukrainian Jewish community, and the polemics between the Polish and Jewish historians concerning this topic.

Jerzy Mazur is a Visiting Professor of Jewish History at State University of New York - Binghamton. Currently he is preparing a book on the late medieval and early modern Ukrainian Jewish history.