Spanish & Portuguese Citizenship Oral Histories: Colette Capriles
Jewish Questions: Anti-Semitism
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Episode 5: Before Zionism
Jewish Questions: Anti-Semitism
by UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
1y ago
Present-day discussions of anti-Semitism often involve Israel and the Zionist movement... but before the 20th century, Jews' and Jewish scholars' understandings of anti-Semitism were completely connected with Europe and Christianity. In the final episode of the season, guest Liora R. Halperin looks at how 19th-century Jewish settlers to Palestine were influenced by the anti-Semitism they had experienced in the Russian Empire: how it shaped their perceptions of their new home (or didn't), and what we can learn from their story today ..read more
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Episode 4: Jewish Anti-Semitism?
Jewish Questions: Anti-Semitism
by UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
1y ago
Can Jews be anti-Semitic against other Jews? In this episode, guest Devin E. Naar looks at the history of Jewish prejudice against other Jews in the United States, from the very first American Jewish settlers in the 1600s to twentieth-century efforts to exclude Jews from the Muslim world from Jewish institutions — as the American Jewish community struggled to hold on to its "precarious whiteness ..read more
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Episode 3: Being Jewish in Medieval Spain
Jewish Questions: Anti-Semitism
by UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
1y ago
Has anti-Semitism always been the same, or have ideas about Jewishness, and suspicion towards Jews, changed over time? In this episode, guest Ana Gómez-Bravo explores these questions by looking at the lives of Jews and "conversos" (Jewish converts to Christianity) in medieval Spain, explaining how Catholic authorities tried to define and restrict their Jewish and converso residents, in a conversation that spans medieval medicine, forbidden breastfeeding, decoy hams, official guides to Jewishness, and the expulsion of Jews in 1492 ..read more
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Episode 2: The Rise of Nazi Germany
Jewish Questions: Anti-Semitism
by UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
1y ago
We generally connect Germany with anti-Semitism, but in the early twentieth century, Germany was actually considered one of the best places in the world to be Jewish. How and why did the progressive Weimar Republic give way to the genocidal Nazi regime... and could it happen here? In this episode, guest Laurie Marhoefer explains the rise of the Nazi party in one of the one progressive places in the world, detailing the swift and dramatic shift in government, efforts to resist, and troubling echoes of these events in the present day ..read more
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Episode 1: Anti-Semitism in the United States
Jewish Questions: Anti-Semitism
by UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
1y ago
The United States was the country where Jews came to finally be free from anti-Semitism... or was it? Historians of the modern era tend to think of the U.S. as an exceptional place for Jews — a place where Jewish people have been able to exist in relative freedom from violence and prejudice. But is this common understanding of the United States as "the exception" accurate? In this episode, guest Susan A. Glenn discusses the history of anti-Semitism in the U.S., touching on the Second Ku Klux Klan, anti-Semitic industrialist Henry Ford, the "mother of all conspiracy theories," the secret rehabi ..read more
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