About a Tea Bowl –
Interwoven Experiences of Post-Soviet Jewish Migration
Discussion with Brief Presentations (in German)
Since the 1990s, Jews from the Asian part of the former Soviet Union have been immigrating to Germany. Generally referred to as “Russian-Jewish contingent refugees,” little is known about their specific experiences in countries of origin such as Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, or Tajikistan.
In a panel discussion, we will reflect upon the question how Soviet colonialism has determined the lives of Jews in Central Asia. Taking everyday objects like a tea bowl as a starting point, we are aiming to reconstruct the interwoven experiences of (ex-)Soviet minorities then and now and trace the emergence of Jewish and post-Soviet diasporas.
Darja Klingenberg (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main), Tsypylma Darieva (Center for Eastern European and International Studies, Berlin), and Miriam Goldmann (Jewish Museum Berlin) will give introductory keynotes and then discuss on the panel.
Chair: Alina Gromova (Jewish Museum Berlin)
The event takes place as part of the current exhibition A Is for Jewish and is part of the online project Future Memories. Commemoration Cultures of the Migration Society (in German).
When: Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 7 pm
Where: W. M. Blumenthal Akademy, Jewish Museum Berlin, Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (opposite the museum)