Masha Gessen

When
Mon Nov 14
Where
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF)
Time
7:00 p.m.
Tags
Literary
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Description

Acclaimed Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen reveals the complex, strange and heart-wrenching truth of Jews in twentieth-century Russia that begins with pogroms and ends with emigration. Gessen’s latest book, Where the Jews Aren’t: The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Region, tells the true story of the region the Soviet Union declared a homeland for Jews in 1929, only to traumatize them and render them invisible in the late 1940s.

Location

  1. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF)
    3200 California St, San Francisco, CA