Fall Jewish Studies Signature Class – Histories in Conversation: Nazi Germany and Jim Crow America

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Nazism emerged in Germany during the Jim Crow era in the United States. Nazi leaders, including Adolf Hitler, were inspired by American racist practices.  Join us as we discuss the parallels and intersections between the histories of race laws in Nazi Germany and Jim Crow United States in the 1930s. Although these histories are different in many ways, we will explore how and why Nazi Germany was ultimately influenced by American race law. Our examination of these distinct histories will provide an opportunity for discussion of their relevant lessons for today.

This course will be taught by Rabbi Judy Schindler and Judy LaPietra, Assistant Director of the Stan Greenspon Center. It will be offered in person (with a Zoom link and recording for those who are travelling)

Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 27 through Nov. 15
Time: 12:30-2 pm
Location: Queens campus & on Zoom

Session 1 – “Setting the Stage: Nazi and Jim Crow History”
September 27, 2023

Session 2 – “The Application of Racial Legislation” 
October 4, 2023

Session 3 – Implementation and the Tools of Terror 
October 11, 2023

Session 4 – The Many Forms of Resistance 
October 18, 2023

Session 5 – Gender Considerations 
October 25, 2023

Session 6 – Religious Responses to both Models
November 1, 2023

Session 7 – Comparative Memorialization 
November 8, 2023

Session 8 – The Legacies of the Holocaust and Jim Crow 
November 15, 2023

The fee for the fall semester is $325. Financial assistance is available and includes all background
readings. Proceeds support the Stan Greenspon Center at Queens University. Space is limited. We do not want costs to be a barrier. For more information, to register, or for financial assistance contact Amanda deBrun, debruna@queens.edu. To reserve your spot in the class, click here and the registration link will be sent to you when it is ready. 

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