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Jewish Genealogical Society Of NY Looks at How Russian Jews Were Resettled in the American West, 1905-1914

The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York invites members of the public to their next program featuring Jeffrey Veidlinger, professor of history and Judaic studies at the University of Michigan. He will discuss “The Movement to Resettle Russian Jews in the American West, 1905-1914.”

In the aftermath of the 1903 Kishinev pogrom, prominent Jews embarked upon a quest to find a territory that could accept millions of Jewish refugees from the Russian Empire. This talk examines what came to be known as the “Galveston Movement,” which redirected Russian-Jewish migration through the port of Galveston, Texas, and explores what it can tell us about global Jewish communities, national migration policies and regional identities in the early 20th century.

The program will be on Sunday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, via Zoom.

JGS members have received an email with instructions on how to register for the meeting. Non-member admission is $5.

For more information on The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York, please go to https://jgsny.org.

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