Classi Lectures together with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto bring you…
1881 marked the assassination of Alexander II. The Jews were the scapegoats. Between 1881-1914 over 40 percent of the Community left. Pogroms and poverty caused them to find New Worlds.
In the series:
Nov. 29: From Catherine the Great to Alexander I
Dec. 6: Alexander II – The Czar Liberator
Dec. 13: From Poverty to Flight
Dec. 20: Jewish life in Russia 1881-1914