Lecture “American Berdychiv: Jewish Immigrant Life in New York in the Gilded Age” by Anastasiia Strakhova
Presenter(s): Anastasiia Strakhova
Ph. D. candidate in History at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, research fellow at the Center for Jewish History in New York
March 23, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Anastasiia Strakhova is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and this year a research fellow at the Center for Jewish History in New York. Internationally trained in Jewish Studies and History, she completed her undergraduate degree at International Solomon University in Ukraine, and then earned a master’s degree at Central European University in Hungary. Before the Immigration Act of 1924, thousands of Jewish immigrants were changing familiar life of Ukrainian “mistechka” for bustling New York. Trying to become Americanized, resettlers nevertheless were changing image of the metropolis itself. Some observers even referred to the Jewish neighborhood in New York as American Berdychiv.