The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler
Monday, 1pm-2pm PST
Prerequisite Note: Due to the virtual setting of this class, you must have computer capability, including internet access, in order to participate. A camera is also optimal but not required.
In 1940 three powerful leaders of Zionism’s left, right, and center – David Ben-Gurion, Vladimir Jabotinsky, and Chaim Weizman sought to turn the tide of history. Each one undertook a separate mission seek support for a Jewish army to defeat Hitler.
Together we will explore why their efforts were at once heroic and tragic as well as review the broader historical issues presented by the Zionist effort and the American Jewish response.
Registered students will receive a short reading list of materials.
ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.
Rick Richman is a resident scholar at American Jewish University and the author of Racing Against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler. He graduated with honors from Harvard College and New York University Law School. He has written for Commentary, The Jewish Journal, The Jewish Review of Books, Mosaic Magazine, The New York Post, The New York Sun and other publications, and is the author of the chapter on American Zionism in What America Owes the Jews, What Jews Owe America.