Course Description

General History

HIST 1501

Introductory Seminar in History

Themes and Interpretation in Jewish Migration History
Fall 2016

This class examines the great migrations of Jewish history, from the Torah portion Lech-Lecha to the emigration of Jews from the former Soviet Union. We will explore the meanings Jews and non-Jews have drawn from notions such as the Galut, the Wandering Jew, Aliyah, and Undesirable Immigrants. Other events covered will be the Exiles, the Spanish Expulsion, immigration to America, and mass immigration to Israel.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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M-F 8am to 4:30pm
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