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The Taste of Ashes: Hauntedness after Communism in Eastern Europe

A public lecture by Marci Shore, Yale University, History. Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies.

An account of Eastern Europe’s grappling with its memories of totalitarianism after the fall of communism and the opening of the archives, with a focus on the question of Poles, Jews, and communism in Poland, from the Stalinist period through the 1990s.
 
Marci Shore is Associate Professor of History at Yale University, where she teaches European intellectual history. She is the translator of Michał Głowiński's The Black Seasons and the author of Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968, which won the Frankel Prize in Contemporary History and the National Jewish Book Award. Her second book, The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe, an account of Eastern Europe’s grappling with its memories of totalitarianism at the century’s end, is forthcoming in January 2013.

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