Historian Jeffrey Veidlinger examines how the pogroms of 1918-1921, in which approximately one
hundred thousand Jews were killed in ethnic violence in Ukraine as World War I came to an end, helped
pave the way for the Holocaust a generation later.
Jeffrey Veidlinger is Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies and Director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of the award-winning
books The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage (2000), Jewish Public
Culture in the Late Russian Empire (2009), and In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in
Soviet Ukraine (2013), and Editor of Going to the People: Jews and the Ethnographic Impulse (2016).
He is currently working on a book about the pogroms of the Russian Civil War.
Sponsor: Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program