Presentation of the scientific collection "Neighborhood Lost: Jews in the Cultural Memory of Contemporary Latgale" (Part II)

14.09.2016

On September 13 at 18.00 at the Museum "Jews in Latvia" (Skolas 6) the presentation of the scientific collection "Neighborhood Lost: Jews in the Cultural Memory of Contemporary Latgale" (Part II), was held.

The collection was released in 2016. This volume is a part of a large scale project of Center “Sefer” and museum “Jews in Latvia” researching the memories about Jews, Jewish history, culture, ethnography and epigraphy as well as the stereotypical notions and beliefs of different ethnic groups about the Jews of the East Europe. This new volume is second part to the series of books from Latgale published by Center “Sefer”.

The second volume of " Neighborhood Lost " includes chapters on Jewish folklore and ethnography, stories about the Jews in Latgale, historical essays and research of Ludza Jewish cemetery. The articles were written by researchers from Latvia, Russia and America.

The book was introduced by the director of the museum "Jews in Latvia", a member of the editorial board of the collection Ilya Lensky. Chief editor and researcher at the Centre “Sefer” Svetlana Amosova (Moscow) presented general information about the project.

Many thanks to those who could attend the presentation!

Those who did not manage to come may find the publication on the Internet: http://sefer.ru/Latgale_for-site.pdf

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