Thanks to all who joined Jewish Family & Child Service for Professor Natan Meir’s lecture, “The Neglected Survivors: Soviet Jews Under Nazi Rule.”

For those who missed it or would like to watch it again, you can view the full lecture and Q&A below:

To watch with captions ON in English or Russian, click on the CC button at the bottom right of the viewing window to choose which language you would like to see captions.

This lecture explored:

  • the Soviet Jewish experience of the Holocaust
  • the suppression of Soviet Jews’ ability to memorialize their dead and process wartime tragedies
  • postwar Soviet repression and antisemitism

This lecture was free and open to the public, was livestreamed, and included closed-captioning in both Russian and English. An American Sign Language professional interpreted the event and Q&A.

JFCS is so grateful for its co-sponsors, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Oregon Jewish Museum-Center for Holocaust Education, and Congregation Beth Israel. This lecture is accessible to the Hard of Hearing and D(d)eaf community thanks to a generous grant from the Women’s Giving Circle.

Natan M. Meir is a scholar of Jewish social, cultural, and religious history and the Lorry I. Lokey Professor of Judaic Studies and Academic Director of The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, Portland State University.

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