The Jews of Galicia (Western Ukraine):

A Virtual Tour of Lviv and Brody

Thursday, April 11

USA 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET

UK 8:00 pm / France 9:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm

The talk will last approximately 90 minutes

About this talk

Lviv - the city that changed hands so many times: from Russia to Poland, from Poland to Austria, then back to Poland, then to USSR and finally to independent Ukraine. Jews settled here as early as the 13th century. In the best times, there were about 100 smaller and bigger synagogues. Jewish religious, business and intellectual life flourished here over the centuries.

Brody - Have you ever met anyone with the last name Brodsky or Brodovsky or Broder or maybe Bruder or Brodyansky?
At least one such person is world famous: Soviet poet and Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky.
All these people originate from Brody. Today - small and unknown town in the middle of Western Ukraine. In the past - one of the most important Jewish centers in Europe.

We invite you to travel around Galicia and discuss the uniqueness of its Jewish history.

About Evgenia

Evgenia Kempinski is a Russian Jew born and raised in St. Petersburg. Her family was originally from the Pale of Settlement - Poland, Ukraine and Belorussia. She has been an official St. Petersburg tour guide for over 15 years and she is the founder and owner of St.Petersburg Jewish Tours - a company offering Jewish travelers a unique experience of showcasing the best of the former Soviet Union and Scandinavia from a Jewish point of view. She currently lives in Haifa, Israel.

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