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Jewish + Holocaust Studies

Jewish + Holocaust Studies

Tuesdays, October 17-November 21 | 1–3 p.m.
 

Leatrice Rabinsky, Lecturer in Lifelong Learning, CWRU

 

Noteworthy are nations, communities and personalities of non-Jews whose courage helped Jewish victims in their struggle for survival. Denmark's citizens refused to behave as innocent bystanders. Chambon-sur-Lignon in France, under Pastor Trome's family, hid hundreds of Jews in the face of deportation. Sweden's Raoul Wallenberg, Japan's Chiune Sugihara, Poland's Jan Karski, America's Varian Fry and Portugal's Aristides de Sousa Mendes are among those honored as the Righteous Among the Nations.

 

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Tuesdays, October 31-November 21 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Ezra Blaustein, Lecturer in Lifelong Learning, CWRU

 

To this day, the series of military expeditions begun in the late 11th century, known as the Crusades, are often celebrated in the Christian West and bitterly spoken of in Islamic culture. The Crusades represent a critical juncture in Jewish history as well. This course offers a Jewish perspective on this history, and its effects, focusing on the Crusades' impact on Jewish life in Christian Europe and in the Islamic Middle East

 

Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $60; Nonmembers: $75 | REGISTER >