Farewell, Mama Odessa - Book presentation

A Modern-Day Exodus & the Soviet Jewry Movement

Award-winning author Dr. Emil Draitser will discuss this fascinating topic, lending depth with his own experience and expertise. He will then present his new book Farewell, Mama Odessa (Northwestern University Press, 2020). Set in the summer of 1979 at the height of the movement to free Soviet Jewry and dedicated to its activists, Farewell, Mama Odessa is an autobiographical book that explores the reasons for Jewish emigration from the Soviet Union, describes his characters’ anxiety as they make their way to America and the challenges they face in a new land.

Draitser final cover

Date & Time

Thu, Feb 20, 2020
1:00PM – 2:30PM EST


Pelham Parkway Van Nest, NYPL
2147 Barnes Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462


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