“History of the Jews in Lithuania” in conversation with Nick Sayers

DATE:Thursday 07th November 2024

TIME:6:30 — 8:30pm

VENUE:Highgate

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We are honoured to welcome member, Nick Sayers, to join us for a conversation about his debut book “History of the Jews in Lithuania”, due out on 26th September 2024.

This book is the result of a personal quest to understand more about Nick’s family background in eastern Europe. It leads him to dig deeply into many of the big questions about modern Jewish history in Lithuania.

Why were there Jewish people living in Lithuania in the late nineteenth century? Were their lives becoming difficult at that time and, if so, why was this? Why did some Jews emigrate? How did these people choose where to go and how did they make the move? What happened to those left behind, both during the First World War and in the inter-war period? Why and how were Lithuania’s Jews murdered in the Holocaust and how has Lithuanian society tried to come to terms with this in the post-war world?

Many people know very little about the lost world of the Jews of Lithuania. This book aims to fill that gap.

More about the author

Nick read history at Magdalen College, Oxford 1978-1981. He spent his working life as a corporate transactional lawyer and was a partner at several leading London law firms. He has a Masters in Historical Research from Birkbeck and is an Honorary Fellow of the Parkes Institute, University of Southampton.

DATE:Thursday 07th November 2024

TIME:6:30 — 8:30pm

VENUE:Highgate

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