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LECTURE: Forging a New Polish Jewish Woman: The Jewish Girls' Vocational School of Lwów
LECTURE: Forging a New Polish Jewish Woman: The Jewish Girls' Vocational School of Lwów
WhenTuesday, Jul 14, 2020, 7 – 9 p.m.
WhereOnline via Zoom

Registration required. Go to washington.zoom.us… to RSVP, and you will be sent the link for the lecture.
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsUW Polish Studies Endowment Committee
Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
Description

Join the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee and the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures for a lecture by Dr. Sarah Ellen Zarrow, entitled "Forging a New Polish Jewish Woman: The Jewish Girls' Vocational School of Lwów."

Description: In the wake of the First World War, civic activist Cecylja Klaftenowa founded the Jewish Girls' Vocational School in Lwów. Driven by feminist, Jewish, and Polish patriotic commitments, the school's mission was to educate Polish Jewish young women for financial independence, artistic mastery, Jewish literacy, and Polish civic engagement. This talk will investigate the school's (and Klaftenowa's) eclectic ideologies and discuss the school's function as a laboratory for creating a new generation of Polish Jewish women.

About the Speaker:  Dr. Sarah Ellen Zarrow is an assistant professor of history at Western Washington University, and holds the Endowed Professorship in Jewish History. Her ongoing research focuses on Jewish life in modern Eastern Europe, particularly in Poland. She was previously an International Fellow at New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania.

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