Shush! Growing Up Jewish Under Stalin




The Museum of Tolerance invites you to join us for

Shush! Growing Up Jewish Under Stalin

an afternoon with author Emil Draitser

Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2:30pm


Many years after making his way to America from Odessa in Soviet Ukraine, Emil Draitser made a startling discovery that every time he uttered the word "Jewish" — even in casual conversation — he lowered his voice. This behavior was a natural by-product, he realized, of growing up in the anti-Semitic, post-Holocaust Soviet Union, when "Shush!" was the most frequent word he heard: "Don't use your Jewish name in public. Don't speak a word of Yiddish. And don't cry over your murdered relatives."

Join author and professor Emil Draitser for a lively and evocative exploration of two centuries of Jewish history in Russia.

A book signing will follow the program.

No charge.

RSVP required. Call 310.772.2526.
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Free underground parking.

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