A Medley of Jewish Historical Experiences

Description
Mr. Blady offers us a mix of events, disconnected in time and place, but linked through the experiences of Jews trying to live in the world. He’ll look at Jews as outcasts in Shiite Iran, at the vicious anti-Semitism of Richard Wagner and its influence in modern Germany, at a “hall of fame” of Jewish boxers and the trials they faced inside and outside the ring, and at Birobidzhan, Joseph Stalin’s socialist “paradise” for Jews in Siberia. Each topic uncovers an obscure chapter in the history of Jews, and they connect in interesting and complicated ways. Allow OLLI and Mr. Blady the chance to weave them together for you.
Event Type
Course
Instructor
Ken Blady, lecturer in history, American Jewish University
Location
Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus
4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord
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Date/Time
Wednesdays, February 22; March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fee
$60 for OLLI members
$84 for non-members