Central European Jewry: A History


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $84
Date/Time: Wednesdays, May 16, 23 & 30; June 6 &13, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ken Blady, M.A., Educational Psychology, CSUEB, lecturer in history
Location: Concord Campus


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Mr. Blady returns to Europe and a survey of Jewish life and culture in Romania and Hungary, from theories about the earliest presence of Jews in Dacia at the time of the Roman Empire right to the present day. It’s a dramatic journey, filled with achievements and horrors, with central Europe serving as both a refuge and, at times, a crucible. The Black Plague, a 1360 Expulsion Decree, and the legalization of anti-Semitism took their toll.  Creative writers like Theodore Herzl and Yoel Teitelbaum showed the community’s vitality, but life under leaders like Ceausescu in the modern era was never easy. Don’t miss this intriguing chapter in the turbulent history of Jewish culture in the crucible of Europe.

Event Details

Date: 2018-05-16

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord