Date(s) - 05/02/19
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Francis W. Parker School
Chicago Humanities Festival
The award-winning author of The Eichmann Trial and Denial: Holocaust History on Trial comes to CHF to deliver a penetrating and provocative analysis of antisemitism, focusing on its current, virulent incarnations on both the political right and left: from white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, to mainstream enablers such as Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn, to a gay pride march in Chicago that expelled a group of women for carrying a Star of David banner. Deborah Lipstadt painstakingly elucidates history’s ongoing manifestations of “the hate that will not die,” and contextualizes contemporary antisemitism through a long historical lens.
Deborah E. Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. She is the author of History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving (a National Jewish Book Award winner); Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory; Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, 1933–1945; and most recently Antisemitism: Here and Now.