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Friday-Night Program: Judeo-Bolshevism
February 15, 2019, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism
(a presentation by Paul Hanebrink, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Rutgers University)
For much of the twentieth century, Europe was haunted by a threat of its own imagining: Judeo-Bolshevism. This myth—that Communism was a Jewish plot to destroy the nations of Europe—was a paranoid fantasy. And yet fears of a Jewish Bolshevik conspiracy took hold during the Russian Revolution and spread across the continent. In A Specter Haunting Europe, Paul Hanebrink asks why the myth of Judeo-Bolshevism endured for so long in so many places and what legacy this idea has left for the contemporary far right on both sides of the Atlantic.
The IL Peretz Secular Jewish Community’s Adult Education Programs educate our members in engaging ways about Jewish heritage and the world around us.