David & Robin Teitelbaum Annual Lecture on Jewish Thought, Social Justice and Israel
Professor Steven Zipperstein will speak on his latest book Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History
Professor Zipperstein will appear in conversation with CBJ congregant Professor Edwin M. Epstein, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley.
So shattering were the aftereffects of Kishinev, the rampage that broke out in late-Tsarist Russia in April 1903, that one historian remarked that it was “nothing less than a prototype for the Holocaust itself.” Using new evidence culled from Russia, Israel, and Europe, distinguished historian Steven J. Zipperstein’s wide-ranging book brings historical insight and clarity to a much-misunderstood event that would do so much to transform twentieth-century Jewish life and beyond.
Steven J. Zipperstein is the Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University. He has been awarded the Leviant Prize of the Modern Language Association, the Judah Magnes Gold Medal of the American Friends of the Hebrew University, and the Koret Prize for Outstanding Contributions to the American Jewish community.