Antisemitism Here and Now
February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Over the last decade there has been a noticeable uptick in antisemitic
rhetoric and incidents by left-wing groups targeting Jewish students
and Jewish organizations on American college campuses.
Where is all this hatred coming from? Is there any significant
difference between left-wing and right-wing antisemitism? What role
has the anti-Zionist movement played? And what can be done to
combat the latest manifestations of an ancient hatred?
Deborah E. Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History
and Holocaust Studies, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and the
Department of Religion at Emory University.
At Emory she created the Institute for Jewish Studies. She was sued
for libel by Holocaust denier David Irving. The story of that legal
battle has been told in the feature film DENIAL starring Rachel
Weisz. She directs the website known as HDOT [Holocaust Denial
on Trial/ www.hdot.org ] which, in addition to cataloging legal and
evidentiary materials from her trial, contains answers to frequent
claims made by deniers.
The author of the recently published Antisemitism Here and Now,
Lipstadt is also an historical consultant to the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum.