- http://www.yivo.org/events/index.php?tid=181 &aid=869 Jewish Deportees: Displaced Persons in the SovietMessage 1 of 1 , Nov 3, 2011View Source
Jewish Deportees: Displaced Persons in the Soviet Union during World War II
MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2011 | 7PM
During World War II the Soviet Union put into effect several strategies to get rid of "enemies of the state," including the forced deportation of several tens of thousands of Jews into labor camps in the harsh climate of Siberia. Many were not able to survive; the parents of speaker Louis Beck were among the fortunate ones. Discussed through the lense of the Beck family's personal experience, this evening will seek to inform about a piece of history often neglected when discussing the atrocities of the Holocaust.
For further details and a full transcription of the Beck family's oral history, compiled by Louis Beck, please visit www.becksinsiberia.com
Louis Beck was born in Munich, Germany, in 1949 and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1951. Educated in elementary and high school yeshivot, Beck earned a BA from Brooklyn College in Comparative Literature and an MA from Columbia University in Ancient Middle Eastern Languages. In 1977 he emigrated to Israel, where he currently lives with his wife and three children..
Admission: $7 general, $5 YIVO members
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Venue: YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History | 15 West 16th Street - NYC view map
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