Is America Different? Anti-Semitism in the United States

Is America Different? Anti-Semitism in the United States

Panel Discussion with Lila Corwin Berman (Temple University), Tony Michels (UW Madison) and Jonathan Sarna (Brandeis University). Moderated by Samuel G. Freedman (Columbia University).

Co-sponsored with the Center for Jewish History

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:00 pm

$10 general ● $7 students/AJHS members/seniors ● $12 at the door

In the wake of the murderous attack on Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, anti-Semitism in America fosters debate. To what extent is America different from diaspora countries? Do more recent events warrant a change in our understanding, or is this part of longer patterns? Join award-winning historians Lila Corwin Berman, Tony Michels and Jonathan Sarna for a conversation that covers recent events but is also rooted in history. Documents and images from the AJHS archives will punctuate the conversation.

Aside from numerous correspondence about Anti Semitism in the US, AJHS is notably home to The Anti-Semitic Literature Collection, documenting journalistic source materials (newspapers, newsletters, and illustrations) regarding views of anti-Semitism in the United States during the 20th-century and recent early 21st century.