2023 Malka and Eitan Evan Annual Yom Ha-Shoah Lecture w/ Dr. Mikhal Dekel - Mon. 4/24 at 7PM, UAlbany Campus Center Boardroom
The Tehran Children: To Whom Does History Belong?
Lecture by Dr. Mikhal Dekel
(Director of the Rifkind Center for Humanities and the Arts at the CUNY Graduate Center and the City College of New York)
Monday, April 24, 2023 7:00 pm
University at Albany Uptown Campus
Campus Center Boardroom (second floor)
In her lecture, Dr. Dekel will tell the story of her father and the odyssey from Poland to Iran at the core of his childhood—an experience which he never talked about, though it informed every aspect of his being. His wartime odyssey was also part of a larger chapter in the history of World War II, that of a quarter million Polish-Jewish refugees in Central Asia and the Middle East. The fact that most Polish Jews who survived the war had followed this path has been until now virtually unknown.
Free & Open to the Public
Refreshments will be served
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Dr. Mikhal Dekel
Mikhal Dekel is Professor of English and Director of the Rifkind Center for Humanities and the Arts at the CUNY Graduate Center and the City College of New York. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the Lady Davis Foundation, among others. She is the author of Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugees Odyssey (W. W. Norton, 2019); Oedipus in Kishinev (Bialik Institute, 2014); and The Universal Jew: Masculinity, Modernity, and the Zionist Moment (Northwestern University Press, 2011). Her articles, translations, and blogs have appeared in Foreign Policy, Journal of Comparative Literature, English Literary History, Jewish Social Studies, Callaloo, Shofar, Guernica, and Cambridge Literary Review among others.
Judaic Studies Program
and The Department Of History with Support From
University At Albany Foundation And College Of Arts And Sciences