8th Annual WML Academic Symposium

Time: 9:30
Room: 312
Presenter(s): Joshua Duke
Title: Building the Facade of Paradise: The Tragedy of Birobidzhan
Developed under the guidance of Dr. James Martin , History

The settlement of Birobidzhan was engineered by the Soviet Union to both fulfill the Jewish quest for a homeland, and to attract international Zionist investment. The tale of Birobidzhan is one of treachery, blind nationalism, and the grit and determination of the Russian Jewish Settlers.