On August 19, 2018 “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum held session of Dniprovsky Historical Club “On the Eve of the Catastrophe. Jewish Emigration from the South of the Russian Empire at the end of the 19th - early 20th c. in the literary sources”. This interactive lecture was conducted by Dr. Victor Pohromskyi, historian, author of more than 50 scholarly works on the history of international relations (Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv).

The historical club was joined in particular by Prof. Vitalii Vasylenko (National Technical University), Ivan Bezena, Head of the Department of Social and Humanitarian Education of Dnipro Academy of Continuing Education, Associate Professor Valeriia Lavrenko (Dnipro National University), Associate Professor Olha Holovina (Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs), local historians Nuria Busyhina, Hryhorii Ivashchenko, Mekhailo Kyslov, Valentyn Starostin, students and general public of the city.

During the session, the focus was put on how Jewish emigration from the south of the Russian Empire is presented in literary works. In particular, participants analyzed the works by Sholem Aleichem “Motl, Peysi the Cantor’s Son”, “The Man from Buenos Aires”, series of stories “Travel Notes”, etc. The story of the lecturer was visualized by unique documents from Mykolayiv, Odesa, and Kherson state archives.