Part 2: Antisemitism in the 19th & 20th Centuries –
As the modern age progressed in Europe, antisemitism transitioned from Jews as Christ-killers and ritual murderers, to an obsession of allegations of Jewish power and influence. Jews continued to be viewed as outsiders in society, and they were blamed for all sorts of problems. Emancipation in the early 19th Century offered a glimmer of hope for European Jews but unfortunately ended up as a false dawn. Countless European politicians used antisemitism as an effective tool, and the scapegoating of Jews continued, reaching its culmination in mass murder.
Series instructor Tim Crain is a historian, professor, and administrator. His area of specialization is modern Jewish history, modern European history, and the Middle East. Crain is the former director of the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hill University, and he previously taught for fifteen years at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison He is a recipient of numerous teaching and professional awards, and in 2015 Crain received Marquette University’s Alumni Award for Leadership Excellence.
Taking place via Zoom Webinar, this free 3-part course is a part of the Luddy Lecture Series in honor of Mort z”l & Claire Komisar sponsored by Maureen & David Luddy.
Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Sacred Heart Seminary & School of Theology
Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC)
Ovation Chai Point
Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC
Mon. August 17, 2020