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“Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled and Mad of Jewish Eastern Europe”

November 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Part 1 of 3 examining the place of marginalized people in the Jewish community, from early modern times to the eve of the Holocaust, including the history of the hekdesh (town poorhouse), so-called “town fools” and conscription of marginal people into Russia’s military. Presented by New Lehrhaus and KlezCalifornia. Also Nov. 10, 17.

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