Many "fences" (dealers in illicit goods) in early modern Poland were Jewish. Why? Prof. Shaul Stampfer will explore the reasons Jews entered the field and how Jewish communities dealt with illicit activity.
Professor Sasha Senderovich's new translation of David Bergelson's Yiddish novel sheds light on "the death of the shtetl" during the 1920 Russian Civil War.
Denise Grollmus' discovery that her family had Jewish roots led her to study contemporary Jewish-Polish culture.