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Natan Meir Talks: People of the Poorhouse: The Jewish Dispossessed in Eastern Europe
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Natan Meir Talks: "People of the Poorhouse: The Jewish Dispossessed in Eastern Europe"

Thursday, May 9, 2013 1:30p

How do we hear the voices of the voiceless? How do we reconstruct the history of those who were unable to write their own stories? In this talk, Natan Meir (Judaic Studies, Portland State University) explores the lives and experiences of Jews at the margins of society--including paupers, orphans, poor widows, disabled people, and the mentally ill --in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Eastern Europe. This "history from the margins" attempts to move us towards a richer and fuller portrait of… Show more

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