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Carolina Seminar • A Nighttime Butterfly: Coming of Age in the Paris of the East before the Holocaust

October 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Karen Auerbach is associate professor of history and Stuart E. Eizenstat Fellow at the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She researches Polish Jewish history in the 19th and 20th centuries, including issues relating to integration, urban history, the Holocaust, and Yiddish literary history. Her first book, The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw after the Holocaust (Indiana University Press, 2013), is a history of Jewish families who were neighbors in an apartment building in Warsaw after the Holocaust. Her current work focuses on the history of the book in Polish and Jewish history, with a book project about Jewish publishers of Polish literature in the 19th and early 20th century. Previously she taught at Virginia Tech, Monash University in Australia, and Brown University. She also held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Southampton in England, the University of Michigan, and Yad Vashem.

The Carolina Seminar: Russia and Its Empires, East and West is co-sponsored by the Carolina Seminar Program, the UNC Department of History, and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. Please note that the participants will give an overview of their projects, but will not read a formal paper. Instead, papers or book chapters will be circulated ahead of time to those who are interested in attending and participating in the discussion. Please contact Dr. Eren Tasar for more information (


October 14, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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