How They Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews 1867-1940, Central European University Press, 2015.

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    Center for Jewish History

    15 W. 16th St.
    New York, NY 10011


  3. Admission

    Members: $7
    Non-members: $10

Pre-war Jewish life in Hungary from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries was astonishingly diverse in language, religious practice, and lifestyle. The population of Orthodox, Hasidic, and assimilated Jews was unique among European Jewish communities, equally divided and strongly patriotic. Join us for a fascinating evening as scholars of social history delve deeply into the thriving daily lives of these Hungarian, Yiddish, and German-speaking Jews along with Andras Koerner, author of the richly illustrated and highly acclaimed How they Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867 – 1940.

Co-presented with the Center for Jewish History