Synopsis: Three leading historians explore Paul Robeson’s connections to the Jewish community, socialist movements, and the Soviet Union in the 1940s. Robeson, a Communist, was active in building a popular anti-fascist movement among Jews and an alliance between American Jews and African Americans.
Start Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:00 PM
End Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: Douglass Student Center
Address: 100 George Street
Campus: Douglass
Room: Trayes Hall
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free and open to the public
Speaker: Ron Radosh, Adjunct Fellow at Hudson Institute and columnist for PJ Media; Professor Tony Michels, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jenifer Young, former director of education for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Sponsor: Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish life and the Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration.
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-2033
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Nancy Sinkoff, academic director, Bildner Center, Rutgers will moderate a panel discussion about Robeson’s contribution to this effort through his songs in Yiddish and Hebrew and his endorsement of Jewish causes, including support for the modern state of Israel. Robeson’s defense of the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, the subjugation of Eastern Europe, and the crushing of Soviet Jewish culture challenges the legacy of his commitment to universal human rights.


FREE PARKING: All guests attending this event must register their vehicle in order to park in a Rutgers parking lot. Once you RSVP, you will be prompted to enter your vehicle information through a specific link.

Target Audience: Robeson Centennial Celebration