Modern Yiddish Culture: the Case of Kyiv and Kharkiv
17 July 2012

The third annual summer school on Jewish History and Culture of East Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries was held at the Center for Urban History in July 2-27, 2012.

The summer school strove to encourage interest in Ukraine's multi-cultural past, research in Jewish studies, and the formation of a group of young Ukrainian scholars united by common research interests. The school offered an excellent opportunity for deepening knowledge about Jewish history and culture of East Central Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, learning about the latest research, meeting and consulting with specialists from the leading circles of Jewish studies in Ukraine, Israel, and Poland.

Twenty applicants were accepted to the summer school (advanced students, graduate students, young researchers and teachers, museum curators, guides, and also journalists) from various cities throughout Ukraine.

Over four weeks, researchers and lecturers from leading centers for Jewish studies in Israel, Poland and Ukraine delivered courses in the history of East Central European Jews in the 19th to 20th centuries, traditional and modern Jewish culture, and the history of the Holocaust in Ukraine. The participants also took a 40-hour introductory course in Yiddish.

For more information about the school, lecturers and courses, see here.