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The Narratives and the Generations
November 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab is hosting a series of panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition, “Filling in the Visual & Narrative Gaps: Soviet Jewish Refugees in Miami.” This second panel will explore themes of narratives and generations, and presents the testimony of refuseniks Anatoly and Bronya Glazer, authors of a book about their experience, and their daughter Maya Cramer.
Soviet Jewish immigrants who landed in South Florida in the 1980s are known as “refuseniks” because the Soviet government refused their exit visas. After applying to emigrate, these Soviet Jews were jailed and tortured, lost their jobs and were thrown out of their homes. This population reflects a forgotten chapter in the history of South Florida as a haven for the oppressed. It is a story that must be told and remembered.
This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Humanities Centers Grant in partnership with the Florida International University.
November 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm -
November 10, 2021 @ 9:00 pm