Since 1966, when she was a participant in the US–USSR scholar exchange program, Rochelle Ruthchild has made seven trips to Belarus to visit surviving relatives and conduct family research. Ruthchild will discuss these trips and key aspects of what she learned about doing family research. She will also provide pointers for those planning to travel to Belarus and a brief overview of her experiences visiting and working in the archives.
Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild is Professor Emerita of Graduate Studies at The Union Institute and University, a Research Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard, and a Visiting Scholar at the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center. She holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Rochester.
Dr. Ruthchild’s research includes Russian women’s history and women’s movements. She is the author of Equality and Revolution: Women’s Rights in the Russian Empire, 1905-1917, and of articles about feminist and Jewish Bundist women activists in Russia and the Soviet Union.