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Scholar in Residence Presentation

March 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Samuel Kassow on Vilna the Capital of the Litvaks.

Samuel Kassow, Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity  College, holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and has lectured and  taught in Mexico, Lithuania, Russia and Poland and Israel. He has been a Lady Davis Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University, the Leon I. Mirell Visiting Professor at Harvard and the Shier Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto. From 2006 until the present he has been the lead historian for two of the galleries of the recently opened Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.   He has received  National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson and Danforth Fellowships and has been an IREX Fellow at Warsaw, Moscow and  He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research.

A child of Holocaust  survivors, Professor Kassow was born in a Displaced Persons camp in  Germany.

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