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.
RSVP required. Call 310.772.2526.
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