Literary Images of Jewish Lviv: Oblivion, Return and Re-Creation

Literary Images of Jewish Lviv: Oblivion, Return and Re-Creation

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Dr. Katarzyna Kotynska

Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences

June 28, 2011 / 5.30 pm

Center for Urban History, Lviv

We all know countless texts about Lviv, based on which we can easily image it as either a magical, multicultural city, or a city for which Ukrainians fought with Poles to call "their own".  Both variations are attractively simple, and in their own way, satisfactory.  But in each image we lose sight of the Jews of Lviv.  What did they write about their Lviv? And what did their neighbors write about them?

The lecture will be given in Polish.

Lecture is a part of the 2nd annual "Jewish History and Culture of East-Central Europe" Summer School.

Credits

Сover Image: Great suburban synagogue on Bozhnycha Street, 1910-1914. Claudia Erdheim Collection / Urban media archive