Guest speaker Dr Dasia Black has been a university lecturer on child and human development and the psychology of racism, most of her professional life. In the last decade she has worked as a psychologist.
Born in Poland, Dr Black is a child Holocaust Survivor always interested in how Jewish communities have continued to survive in the diaspora. Last year after travelling along the Silk Road in Uzbekistan and visiting Tashkent, Khiva, Samarkand and Bukhara, Dr Black came home and researched the fascinating history of the Jews of Bukhara – a unique cultural, linguistic and ethnic group whose origins may go back to over 2000 years ago.
Black presented a talk on “The Silk Road: The mystery of the Jews of Bukhara”