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Golinkin at First Year Academic Convocation

Alumnus Lev Golinkin, author of the memoir A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, will be the keynote speaker at First Year Academic Convocation on Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., in Conte Forum. Golinkin’s book is a heartbreaking and … Continue reading

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Leaving Russia

Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, a memoir by Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer has been released in a paperback edition. The first English-language, autobiographical and nonfictional account of growing up Jewish in the former USSR, Leaving … Continue reading

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Edgar & Brigitte

When Hitler became chancellor of Germany on Janu­ary 30, 1933, there were 525,000 Jews living in Germany. By the end of that year 37,000 had left the country—including Edgar Bodenheimer and Brigitte Levy. Using an extraordinary archive of their personal journals, … Continue reading

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Book review: Leaving Russia

In a book review for Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, Boston Bibliophile calls Professor of Russian, English and Jewish Studies Maxim Shrayer‘s memoir “a searing portrait both of Soviet life as the Soviet Union was on the verge of collapse and the very … Continue reading

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Jews of Lebanon

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh sheds light on the rarely told story of Lebanese Jews by retelling accounts of modern Lebanese history in an essay for the Journal of the Middle East and Africa. The article is part … Continue reading

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Book review: Golinkin’s memoir

A Commonweal magazine review of A Backpack, A Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka (Doubleday, 2014) by Boston College alumnus Lev Golinkin draws comparisons to another memoir about a Jewish family fleeing the Soviet Union —Waiting for America by Boston College … Continue reading

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Shrayer in new anthology, Tablet

The title story of Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer’s acclaimed 2009 collection, Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, has been published in a major anthology of Jewish American fiction. The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction … Continue reading

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