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Publication date: Oct 10, 2013 07:06 PM
Start: Oct 17, 2013 06:00 PM
Beilis at 100. A Reflection on Jewish Political Agency One Hundred Years After the Last Ritual Murder Trial in Europe
Sidney and Elizabeth Corob Reader in Modern Jewish History Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Numerous academic events this year addressed the 100th anniversary of the last ritual murder trial in Europe, the Beilis trial in Russia. Then a cause célèbre, it constituted the closing chapter of a long story of legal persecutions based on religious prejudice. This talk will reflect on how Jewish communities in eastern Europe dealt with recurring ritual murder accusations. It will argue that over the centuries, communities lost in political leverage when dealing with such instances of extreme danger, and therefore this topic might serve as an illustration of Salo W. Baron's rejection of the 'lachrymose theory of Jewish history'.
The lecture will be held in the Pearson lecture theatre (room G22) in the Pearson building (north-east entrance - turn immediately left as you enter the main gate of UCL in Gower Street, follow the outside of the building to the corner, enter the doors, go straight on then turn right, the lecture theatre is a little way down on the right).
A drinks reception will precede this lecture in the Garden Room, Wilkins Building, off the South Cloisters (across the quadrangle, far right hand corner) from 6.oo pm.
For more events, see our Lectures Programme for Autumn 2013.
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