About the Exhibit

"Of Place and Memory: The Yizkor Memorial Book as a Window into a World Destroyed" was originally a physical exhibit of materials selected from the PSU Library Special Collections Yizkor Book Collection by Professor Natan M. Meir. It was presented at the PSU Library between September 16 and December 22, 2011. The digital exhibit contains the complete catalog of the original, including facsimile pages with English translations by Professor Meir and Shayla Vondrachek.

Natan M. Meir, Curator
With the assistance of Shayla Vondrachek, Tom Raffensperger, and Carolee Harrison

Natan M. Meir is the Lorry I. Lokey Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at Portland State University. His research interest is modern Jewish history, focusing on the social and cultural history of East European Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His first book, Kiev: Jewish Metropolis, 1861-1914 (Indiana University Press), was published in June 2010 and his articles have appeared in the Jewish Quarterly Review and Slavic Review. Meir is currently working on a study of vulnerable and marginalized groups among East European Jews in the nineteenth century, and he is a consultant for the Russian Jewish Museum of Moscow, now in development stages. Prior to coming to PSU, Meir taught at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Meir received his Ph.D. in Jewish history from Columbia University in 2003.

Digital exhibit developed by:
Michael Flakus, Portland State University Library
Matt Eich, Bravefish Design

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