Davis Center: Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story


Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 4:15pm to 5:15pm


CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354

Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story (Library of Modern Jewish Literature/Syracuse University Press, 2013)
Finalist, 2013 National Jewish Book Awards

“The book…. explains why Jews felt forced to leave a country they loved, when it grew clear that country would never, could never, love them in return.”
—Wyatt Andrews, CBS News National Correspondent

“An exquisite memoir…. An unforgettable first-person account of Jewish life and Jewish suffering during the final years of Russian Communism.”
 —Jonathan D. Sarna, author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews

Leaving Russia should be assigned reading for anyone interested in the Jewish experience of the twentieth century.”
—Annette Gendler, Jewish Book World

Copies of Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story (Syracuse University Press, 2013) are available for sale at the Harvard COOP.


Maxim D. Shrayer, Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures, Boston College; Center Associate, Davis Center

Chair: Terry Martin, George F. Baker III Professor of Russian Studies and Director, Davis Center, Harvard University

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.