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Antisemitism Before the Nazis

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August 1 + 4, 6-8pm ET

John Barruzza

When we think of antisemitism in Europe, our minds commonly turn to Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. But in truth, the story neither starts nor ends there. In this course, we will examine how antisemitism became a fixture in European politics, culture, and society in the modern era. As we will see, the Final Solution was only the most radical answer to a “Jewish Question” that had vexed Europeans since the Enlightenment.

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John Barruzza is a historian who received his PhD from Syracuse University in 2020. His dissertation, titled “The Good Italian, the Bad German, and the Survivor”, used survivor stories to examine antisemitism and the Shoah in Italy. Currently, he teaches social studies at a high school in Colorado Springs, Colorado.