The Land's Between: A History of Eastern Europe

Date: January 14, 2019Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Contact: Corinne DamonPhone: 562.426.7016Email:

The Lands Between: A History of Eastern Europe

A 4-part Lecture Series with Dr. Don Schwartz, Emeritus Professor of History at California State University Long Beach

January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 7pm

Single lecture: $15 member; $18 non-member
All four lectures: $60 member; $72 non-member

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January 7: The Land & Its People

The first lecture will address the geography and people of Eastern Europe, as well as its history from earliest times to the end of the 18th century.

January 14: Nationalism

Part 2 will examine the rise of nationalism in East Europe in the 19th century, Jewish life in the shtetl, the explosion in the Balkans that led up to WWI, and the creation of new nations in the war’s aftermath.

January 21: Bloodlands

Part 3 will analyze the rise of dictatorships during the interwar years, WWII and the Holocaust, and the rise of the Iron Curtain in East Europe.

January 28: The New East Europe

The final lecture will trace the resistance to Soviet rule, the fall of communism, the breakup of Yugoslavia, and the expansion of NATO and the E.U. into East Europe.