"Walk by My Side…": Mayer Balaban and the History of Jewish Quarter in Lwow

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Nataliya Aleksiun

Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York

30.7. 2015

Ratusha Restaurant (Rynok Sq. 1), Lviv

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.

The lecture was a part of the program "Jewish Days at the City Hall: Common Heritage and Responsibility".


Сover Image: Great city synagogue. Photo from the work "Dzielnica zydowska" by Mayer Balaban