Chen Bram (Hebrew University): Caucasian Crossways: the Holocaust, Circassian Genocide, and Stalin's Deportations

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This lecture discusses the crossways and intersections between histories and memories of Holocaust, Genocide and forced deportations in the Caucasus. Focusing on the Circassian Genocide of 1864, the Holocaust, and the mass deportations of Chechens, Ingush, Meskhetians and ethnic group under Stalin in 1944, Dr. Bram will examine how these connections are manifested in two recent struggles for recognition as victims: that of the Caucasus "Mountain" Jews and that of the Circassians (Adyghe). Special attention will be given to the way such crossways appear in the testimonies and accounts of Holocaust survivors from the Caucasus.

This lecture is sponsored by Dana and Yossie Hollander.

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