The Jews of Czechoslovakia and the JDC during the post-Communist transition
18. 06. 2019 18:00
Auditorium OVK, Maiselova 15, Prague
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has an ongoing tradition in the support of the Czechoslovakian Jewish communities. How did this organization face new challenges after the year 1989 and where did it focus its activities? How did the organization choose its priorities in the support to local Jewish communities and to which parts of cultural and social life did it pay the most attention? These and other questions will be discussed in the talk of Yechiel Bar-Chaim, the first director of JDC for Czechoslovakia in the post-Communist era. Lecture will be in English with Czech translation.