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Talk: “The Great Hatred: Maurice Samuel (1895-1972) on Antisemitism," Dr. Alan Levenson (University of Oklahoma)

Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

*Lunch provided with RSVP to*

Maurice Samuel, an American Jewish humanist, was raised in Manchester, UK and spent most of his life in New York City. Samuel’s fame rested on four contributions: First, Samuel presented the Zionist cause and the Arab-Jewish conflict in five books, a blend of reportage and history. Second, he introduced American readers to the Yiddish classics in accessible renderings such as The World of Sholom Aleichem (1943). Third, he conducted nearly 20 years of NBC radio broadcasts with Columbia University’s Mark van Doren on the Bible. Fourth, Samuel polemicized against popular and professorial antisemitism. Samuel was brilliant, widely read – and then largely neglected.

Alan Levenson is the Schusterman/Josey Chair of Jewish History and the Director of the Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies at the University of Oklahoma.


Sponsored by: The Gale Collaborative on Jewish Life in the Americas


Location: Patton Hall (RLP), Room 1.302D
UT Austin Campus
Fees: Free
Calendar: Jewish Austin Community Event Calendar
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