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History Happy Hour: Seattle Jewish History-1850's Through WWII

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
5:30 pm7:00 pm
Graciously hosted at a downtown Seattle law firm office - exact location provided with RSVP
History Happy Hour: Seattle Jewish History-1850's Through WWII

Join us for the next History Happy Hour on August 29th in the WSJHS Exhibit Gallery featuring historian Howard Droker speaking on SEATTLE JEWISH HISTORY: 1850'S THROUGH WWII

$5 for members, $10 for non-members
RSVP required for admittance - Location provided with RSVP confirmation

About the speaker:

HOWARD DROKER grew up in Seattle, part of family that now has its 6th generation in the city. He has a Ph.D in History and a J.D., both from the University of Washington and is the author of Seattle's Unsinkable Houseboats (1977) and co-author of Family of Strangers: Building a Jewish Community in Washington State (2004). Howard is a founding member of the WSJHS and served in 1981 as the first Jewish Archivist at the University of Washington Library Special Collections.

Using historic photographs, the presentation tells the story of the first three waves of Jewish Pioneers to Seattle: German-speaking Jews from Central Europe, Yiddish-speaking immigrants from Eastern Europe, and Ladino-speaking Jews from the Ottoman Empire, Turkey and Rhodes. The talk covers the period from the 1850s through the end of the Second World War.