A Summer of Stories: Lunch-and-Learn Series with Maksim Goldenshteyn

Online Event Hosted by Seattle’s Holocaust Center for Humanity

Lunch-and-Learn: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of Every Month (Virtual)

Live from 12:00-1:00pm (PT) on Zoom. Or watch at your convenience online. Shows are posted the following day.  Closed captioning available.


Leading historian of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe, Diana Dumitru, recenlty said that: “Without any exaggeration, Maksim Goldenshteyn’s book (So They Remember) should be counted among the best publications on the topic of the Holocaust in Romania.”

Seattle author Maksim Goldenshteyn was 23 years old when he first learned that his grandparents, born in Soviet Ukraine and Romania in the 1920s and 1930s, had survived the Holocaust. Growing up in the U.S., he heard only fragments of their wartime stories, which rarely aligned with the most common depictions from the central and western European Jewish experience. His new book, a decade in the making, tells his family’s story. In this presentation, Maksim will trace his family’s journey (and that of Soviet-Jewish families like his) during the twentieth century. And he’ll reflect on how learning about his family’s past has taken him on an unexpected journey of his own.

Born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Maksim Goldenshteyn immigrated to the United States with his family in 1992. He grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, where thousands of Russian-speaking Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union would settle. Maksim studied journalism at the University of Washington and has written for regional newspapers including The Seattle Times. He now works as a publicist.

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