Other Holidays

Yom HaShoah

Erev Yom HaShoah Service
Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30pm

Join us for our annual Holocaust Remembrance service. The TS choir will be accompanied by violin and cello and we will hear from Professor Amos Goldberg on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.

It is very obvious that the Nazis were radical anti-Semites. But since the end of the war, historians have debated what exactly was anti-Semitism’s role in the development of the “final solution” and to what extent it should be understood within the context of other historical phenomena. How should we understand, for example, its relations to previous and later expressions of anti-Semitism and Judeo-phobia? Or to what extent it is related to other violent (and at times exterminationist) Nazi policies and ideological elements that were directed at non-Jews? Is anti-Semitism a useful historical analytic concept or does it obscure more than it reveals? Prof. Amos Goldberg will answer these questions in his talk.