Course Detail: O_SEMIT - Antisemitism in America: What Is It and Why Is It Still Hanging Around?

Where did antisemitism come from? What are its roots? Is antisemitism different in England? France? Germany? Russia? We will explore these questions by examining Christian teachings, history, literature, art, canards, and early American documents. Class discussion may include "Christ killers," supercession, crusades, blood libel, Chaucer's "Prioress's Tale," Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice," ghettos, Martin Luther, Brothers Grimm, emancipation, chosen-ness, assimilation, populism, l'Affaire Dreyfus, New Amsterdam, Protocols of Elders of Zion, fascism, defense organizations, Holocaust, Holocaust denial, Henry Ford, Father Coughlin eugenics, African-American attitudes, quotas, "Gentleman's Agreement," college campuses, boycott, divestment, sanctions, media, new anti-semitism." Suggested book: Antisemitism in America, Leonard Dinnerstein, ISBN 9780195101126.

Course Pre-requisites
(required) OLLI Annual Membership

 Session Detail:  OPFA17SEMIT (13 seats (52%) remaining)
Schedule: Every week on Wednesday, starting on 09/13/17 and ending on 11/01/17
Times: 09:30am - 11:30am
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Price: OLLI Course : $50.00

Instructors
Name Additional Resources
Matthew Goldfarb
Matthew Goldfarb
Biography: Matt Goldfarb retired from a 50-year legal career and joined OLLI In 2012. He and his wife, Lynn, live in Cumberland Foreside and have six grandchildren. Matt enjoys a mediocre round of golf, reading history, and serving on SAGE. No image available

Facility Detail
Wishcamper Center
44 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 04101