Antisemitism: medieval and modern

Speaker: Steven Katz
Given at the Australian National University
March 2009

In the 2009 Freilich Foundation Annual Lecture in Bigotry and Tolerance, Steven Katz describes the features of medieval Christian antisemitism and the very different features of modern racial antisemitism, culminating in Nazi antisemitism. He concludes with an assessment on the connection between historical antisemitism and the antisemitism of today. Steven T. Katz is Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University, Boston, Ma., where he holds the Alvin J. and Shirley Slater Chair in Jewish and Holocaust Studies. Professor Katz was Chair of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Museum for five years and still serves on the committee.

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