Devin E. Naar asks "is the Holocaust an "European" event in this entry into the ten-lecture series.
10/27 TALK | Ideologies of Racial Superiority and Purity: Why Did Germany and Japan Engage in Such Extreme Mass Murder During World War II?
Daniel Chirot will lecture on the ideologies of racial purity and superiority in Japan and Germany in World War II.
Jan Gross lectures on the difficulty of confronting the Holocaust with a focus on the case of Jedwabne murder in Poland in this entry in a ten-lecture series.
Using Jewish history to combat anti-Muslim discrimination in the Netherlands: Rabbi Lody van de Kamp
Dutch Orthodox rabbi Lody van de Kamp believes that building bridges with other marginalized groups is essential in opposing white supremacy. Dr. Nicolaas P. Barr explains.
Contrary to the stereotypes, the biggest bankers, traders, and financiers in medieval Europe were Christians, not Jews, writes graduate fellow Kerice Doten-Snitker.
Many "fences" (dealers in illicit goods) in early modern Poland were Jewish. Why? Prof. Shaul Stampfer will explore the reasons Jews entered the field and how Jewish communities dealt with illicit activity.
Professor Jonathan Israel explores Spinoza's role as a revolutionary thinker and precursor to the modern human rights movement in the 2017 Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies.
Tracie Matysik explains the controversy around Spinoza's unconventional ideas about God and humanity, and why they suggest we should slow down in a fast-paced world.