Hasia Diner: A Jewish Migration Like No Other

New York University historian Hasia Diner discusses the great century of migration that saw one-third of Europe’s Jews leave their homes to seek places in other lands and explains why 90 percent of them chose life in the U.S.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
2:00pm @ Central Library

Hasia Diner discusses the great century of migration, from the 1820s to the 1920s, when one third of Europe’s Jews left their homes to seek places in other lands. Of that number, 85-90 percent opted for the U.S. Diner examines the characteristics of American life that attracted the emigrating Jews.

Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg professor of American Jewish History at New York University. Funded in part by Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust and the Avashia Family Fund.

Complements the Emma Lazarus Exhibit.